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The Lure /
Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych w Warszawie, Telewizja Polska, Platige Image ; producent, Włodzimierz Niderhaus ; scenariusz, Robert Bolesto ; reżyseria, Agnieszka Smoczyńska.
imprint
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
description
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
1681433672, 9781681433677
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
isbn
1681433672
9781681433677
standard identifier
715515205115
publisher #
CC2817D
credits note
Director of photography, Kuba Kijowski ; music and lyrics, Ballady i Romanse (Barbara Wrońska, Zuzanna Wrońska) ; editor, Jarosław Kamiński ; costume designer, Katarzyna Lewińska ; production designer, Joanna Macha ; choreographer, Kaya Kołodziejczyk, Jarosław Staniek.
general note
Based on The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
Special features: Making of the film, featuring interviews with director Agnieszka Smoczyńska, actors Marta Mazurek and Michalina Olszańska, screenwriter Robert Bolesto, Kijowski, composers Barbara and Zuzanna Wrońskie, sound designer Marcin Lenarczyk, and choreographer Kaya Kołodziejczyk; deleted scenes; Aria divia (2007) and Viva Maria! (2010), two short films directed by Smoczyńska; trailer; new English subtitle translation; plus: an essay by novelist, playwright, and storyteller Angela Lovell.
performer
Kinga Preis, Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszańska, Jakub Gierszał, Andrzej Konopka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Marcin Kowalczyk, Magdalena Cielecka, Katarzyna Herman, Joanna Niemirska, Katarzyna Sawczuk, Roma Gąsiorowska, Grzegorz Stelmaszewski, Janina Wrońska, Krzysztof Chmielewski, Piotr Skiba, Marta Malikowska, Zbigniew Buczkowski, Iwona Bielska, Dariusz Wnuk, Józef Mika.
abstract
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 falls for a human.
language note
In Polish, with optional subtitles in English.
catalogue key
11895647
target audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
technical details
DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (2.39:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.

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