Lure, The

Category: feature
Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska
Country: Poland
Year: 2015
Length: 92'
Production Status: completed


This unique Polish romance-horror-mermaid-musical defies classification and deservedly won the Special Jury Award for Unique Vision and Design at Sundance 2016.
The mermaids of The Lure are far from the friendly kind found in Splash or Disney's The Little Mermaid. Silver (Marta Mazurek) and Gold (Michalina Olszanska) are first seen in human form as they surface off the coast of Warsaw, summoned by the bass-playing of Mietek (Jakub Gierszal). They follow him back to the nightclub he plays at, where they are hired as strippers/back-up singers for a cover band. Offstage, Silver pines for Mietek, but Gold can only keep her bloodsucking urges suppressed for so long. With its blend of elaborate musical numbers, romance, and vampiric-mermaid mayhem, The Lure combines familiar ingredients into a delightfully wild final product.

'[D]eeply dippy story of vampire mermaid sisters wreaking havoc above water... There's nothing else like it in the sea' - Variety

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