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The Lure

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In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mash-up—the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczyńska—a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters in an alternate 1980s Poland are drawn ashore to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly auras make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit fantasy world of Smoczyńska’s imagining. In a visceral twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” one sister falls for a human, and the siblings’ bond is tested as love and survival come into conflict. A savage coming-of-age fairy tale with a catchy New Wave soundtrack, lavishly grimy sets, and outrageous musical numbers, The Lure explores its themes of sexuality, exploitation, and the compromises of adulthood with energy and originality. — Janus Films

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Directed By
Agnieszka Smoczynska

Marta Mazurek
Michalina Olszanska
Kinga Preis

Running Time
92 minutes

MPAA Rating
Not Rated

Distributed By
Janus Films

Country of Origin

In Polish with English subtitles

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