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    Unique ID Code: 0000186300
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 27/10/2017 16:19
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    The Lure

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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 92 minutes
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    Content Type: Movie

    This genre-defying horror-musical mash-up—the bold debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczyńska—follows 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 Smoczyńska’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. A coming-of-age fairy tale with a catchy synth-fueled soundtrack, outrageous song-and-dance numbers, and lavishly grimy sets, The Lureexplores its themes of emerging female sexuality, exploitation, and the compromises of adulthood with savage energy and originality.

    Special Features:
    High-definition digital master, supervised by director of photography Kuba Kijowski, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    New program about the 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 Diva (2007) and Viva Maria! (2010), two short films by Smoczyńska
    New English subtitle translation
    PLUS: An essay by novelist, playwright, and storyteller Angela Lovell

    Video Tracks:
    2.39:1 Colour (OAR)

    Audio Tracks:
    Polish 2.0 Uncompressed

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    Directed By:
    Agnieszka Smoczyńska

    Written By:

    Kinga Preis
    Michalina Olszańska
    Marta Mazurek
    Jakub Gierszał
    Andrzej Konopka
    Zygmunt Malanowicz

    Soundtrack By:
    Barbara Wrońska and Zuzanna Wrońska

    Director of Photography:
    Kuba Kijowski

    Jarosław Kamiński

    Costume Designer:
    Katarzyna Lewińska

    Włodzimierz Niderhaus

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