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The Lure (2015)

Córki dancingu (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 25 December 2015 (Poland)
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In Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters are adopted into a cabaret. While one seeks love with humans the other hungers to dine on the human population of the city.

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Robert Bolesto
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marta Mazurek ... Srebrna
Michalina Olszanska ... Zlota
Kinga Preis ... Wokalistka Krysia
Andrzej Konopka ... Perkusista
Jakub Gierszal ... Mietek
Zygmunt Malanowicz ... Kierownik sali
Magdalena Cielecka ... Boskie Futro
Katarzyna Herman ... Milicjantka
Marcin Kowalczyk ... Tryton / Dedal
Joanna Niemirska Joanna Niemirska ... Nerka
Katarzyna Sawczuk Katarzyna Sawczuk ... Nancy
Roma Gasiorowska ... Rakieta
Grzegorz Stelmaszewski ... Bramkarz
Janina Wronska Janina Wronska ... Barmanka Janka
Krzysztof Chmielewski Krzysztof Chmielewski ... Aparat
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Storyline

One dark night, at water's edge, a family of musicians encounter aquatic sirens Silver and Golden. After assuring the family that they won't eat them up, the winsome sirens are recruited to join the Figs and Dates band at a neon-lit Warsaw dance club. When Silver becomes romantically entangled with beautiful blonde bassist Mietek, the more cunning Golden, who cannot escape her bloodthirsty nature, worries that her sister's relationship will doom their shared dream of swimming to a new life in America. Written by Anonymous

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Their element is night.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

25 December 2015 (Poland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,370, 3 February 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$98,818, 28 April 2017
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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2,000 girls were tested for the lead roles. See more »

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Zlota and Srebrna can be seen disrobing twice during the Bylas Serca Biciem number. See more »

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Featured in Off the Hook: The Making of 'The Lure' (2017) See more »

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Makes a splash
4 August 2017 | by gizmomogwaiSee all my reviews

There's been a rather polarizing response to this film, and perhaps it's not hard too see why. The Lure, a horror-musical mermaid movie (yes, really), made the rounds through the Fantasia Film Festival, to international release, and then to The Criterion Collection. But some people aren't buying. It is strange- that's part of the interest- but horror-musicals aren't unprecedented. The Wicker Man got there first, all the way back in 1973.

The Lure boasts a lot of visual appeal, and not just in the frequently topless young woman. The colour scheme is sumptuous and poetic throughout. The music is actually engaging, though I don't usually go in for musicals. The mermaids themselves have a shocking beauty to them, a kind of animalistic viciousness scary and seductive all at once. The story, though somewhat simplistic, goes down well. Even if you're not interested in ponying up the dough for the Blu-ray, it's worth heading to Criterion's YouTube channel and investing $3.99. If you're in the mood, this will hit.


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