It even features at what might be the first ever lesbian sex scene between a girl in human form and another in her mermaid form. That being said there is a little punk number that Golden joins in on that is easily my favorite song in the movie. This film features a fully digital soundtrack. Her brilliant directorial debut is a reminder of that almost surreal reality of extreme contrasts that Poland was forced to endure while being part of the now defunct Soviet Bloc, and in a way a very unique warning not to forget it. When Silver becomes romantically entangled with beautiful blonde bassist Mietek, the more cunning Golden, who cannot escape her bloodthirsty nature, worries that her sister's relationship will doom their shared dream of swimming to a new life in America.
There are also shocking bits of gore, including some graphic flesh eating. One falls in love with a man, and gives up her tail, but loses her voice in the process. I'm not sure if you ignored it or failed to understand. Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej in Polish. It is one of the most original films to emerge from the former Soviet Bloc in a very long time. A lot of the songs are rather bleak even the upbeat ones aren't very catchy.
Silver tells Golden that she will never see her again if Golden interferes with the operation. Mietek, Krysia, Perkusista, Golden, and Silver are watching television together when news breaks of the murder Golden committed. How big of a break is this? The sound is gorgeous as it should be, and everything is mixed and produced very well. Here's another interesting similarity: there is a music scene in The Wayward Cloud where Lee Kang-sheng crawls out of the water and he actually looks like a sea creature of some sort that could be related to the sirens. But its concurrent status as a comedic musical rife with colorful stage numbers marks its appeal as an acquired taste to be sure. When turned on, they appear inside the image frame. When Agnieszka Smoczynska mentions in one of the documentaries that are included on this release that the two sirens in The Lure essentially represent her generation, the thirty-somethings, which experienced the ugliness and absurdity of communism as well as the unbearable frustration and anger that were inseparable parts of it, I know exactly what she means.
With their stunning looks, sexy performances, and beautiful voices they become quite the sensation. She is even willing to get an operation to get rid of her fish tail permanently and replace them with a pair of human legs. Different performers The last time I saw a film that was as wild as Agnieszka Smoczynska's The Lure was exactly ten years ago. Silver has her tail surgically replaced with a pair of legs to make Mietek love her back, but this makes her lose her singing voice. After assuring the family that they won't eat them up, the winsome sirens are recruited to join the Figs and Dates band at a neon-lit Warsaw dance club. The bandmates roll their bodies in carpets and throw them into the river. The actual acting from the cast is quite good, especially from the absolutely ravishing Michalina Olszanka as Golden.
Included in it are lengthy interviews with director Agnieszka Smoczynska, screenwriter Robert Bolesto, actors Marta Mazurek and Michalina Olszanska, sound designer Marcin Lenarczyk, cinematographer Kuba Kijowski, music composers Barbara and Zuzanna Wronskie, and choreographer Kaya Kolodziejczyk. The sisters sing their own siren song to get noticed and taken to land. The Lure is a beautiful and entertaining genre bender. On every 15th of the month, a handful of newly restored titles are added to the collection with custom cover art and exclusive supplements. Perkusista knocks the sisters unconscious.
In Polish, with optional English subtitles for the main feature. Golden and Silver recover, feed on the hearts of two people near a beach, and make their way back to the club to confront the family. Mermaid sisters Silver and Golden, the latter of whom weirdly has dark hair, almost entrance guitarist Mietek and his drummer father with their siren song. Then the two begin performing with the beautiful singer Krysia Kinga Preis and the cabaret quickly becomes one of the hottest attractions in the city -- or at least amongst those looking for a different, slightly kinky type of entertainment. Overall, I found the movie interesting but I don't know who I'd recommend it to. Golden murders a bar patron after a show one night and continues to thirst for blood; Silver falls in love with the bassist Mietek, but Mietek only sees her as a fish and not a woman. I very much liked the look of the mermaids, which is best described as beautiful and, quite honestly, really freaking cool.
The actors are endearing and the theme is explored in interesting ways. I'm not inspired to run out and get the soundtrack. But, hey that happens because this is a musical, I suppose. I'll keep an eye on your vandalism, too. It is a hybrid of fantasy, musical, and horror.
When Silver becomes romantically entangled with beautiful blonde bassist Mietek, the more cunning Golden, who cannot escape her bloodthirsty nature, worries that her sister's relationship will doom their shared dream of swimming to a new life in America. And these sirens turn out to be the real deal. In Polish, with optional English subtitles. After a Polish premiere, the film screened at the and , to mixed reviews. The Wicker Man got there first, all the way back in 1973.
Here, not every lyric moves the plot. One wishes that they and their supporting cast had more opportunities to put further flesh and fins on personalities. Your reddit account must be at least 7 days old and must have at least 5 comment karma, or else your post will automatically be flagged as spam. The story is a reworking of by , with inspiration from Smoczyńska's experiences. I'm an associate editor on the Money team at Forbes based in Fairfield County, Connecticut, leading Forbes' retirement coverage. There is electric energy in acting and scenery. Smoczyńska also wanted the film to be a retelling of by , and developed her idea of mermaids from tales of the 14th—16th century that described them as the sisters of dragons, and hence made them part monstrous.