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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.


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 ... Nancy
Roma Gasiorowska ... Rakieta
Grzegorz Stelmaszewski ... Bramkarz
Janina Wronska Janina Wronska ... Barmanka Janka
Krzysztof Chmielewski Krzysztof Chmielewski ... Aparat


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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First song in club is obviously an "homage" to "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer. See more »


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


Wokalistka Krysia: How come you reek of fish?
Perkusista: I ate some herring.
Wokalistka Krysia: With your fingers?
Perkusista: Krysia...
Wokalistka Krysia: Go and bone those fucking fish of yours!
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Very enjoyable
22 April 2016 | by bbgonSee all my reviews

I just came from a screening of this movie at the filmPolska festival in Berlin. I enjoyed it more than I expected, because the film description made me a bit apprehensive. But it turned out very good! I enjoyed the unexpected mix of comedy, drama, music, horror, fairy tale and a bit of eroticism. It also had a nice flair of the 1980s Poland. The visual part of the film is great: the mermaids are very realistic (if you can say that about a mermaid), with long and heavy fishtails, and the actresses give a great performance. Despite their prettiness, the mermaid sisters look inhuman, animalistic. Mermaids are said to sing extraordinary beautiful song to attract men (and then kill them, heh), so I think it was a difficult task to create music to reflect this. However, it worked brilliantly. I was also pleasantly surprised by the subtle eroticism which never bordered with vulgarity. (It was also great to see a love scene between two women, I didn't expect it from a Polish movie.) Great job!

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Release Date:

25 December 2015 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland


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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,370, 5 February 2017

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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