The lure

The lure

DVD - 2017 | Polish
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Follow a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore to explore life on land in an alternate 1980s Poland. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly auras make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit world of Smoczynska's imagining. The director gives fierce teeth to her viscerally sensual, darkly feminist twist on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid", in which the girls' bond is tested and their survival threatened after one sister fall.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
ISBN: 9781681433677
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE LURE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
video file,DVD video
Notes: Title from sell sheet
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015
Special features: Making of the film, featuring interviews; deleted scenes; Aria divia (2007) and Viva Maria!(2010), two short films directed by Smoczyńska; New English subtitle translation; Plus: an essay by writer Angela Lovell


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Oct 20, 2017

One of the most twisted and brilliant films I have seen in quite some time, well worth viewing for those not easily offended.


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