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454 Ratings

The Lure

Córki dancingu

Directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska
Poland, 2015
Drama, Musical, Comedy


One dark night, at water’s edge, a family of musicians encounter aquatic sirens Silver and Golden. After assuring the family that they won’t eat them up, the winsome mermaids are recruited to join the Figs and Dates band at a neon-lit Warsaw dance club.

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The Lure Directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska
The resulting film, with its wildly original soundtrack that glides from wistful ballads to disco to show tunes to Europop to punk, is a colorful, exuberant, and absurdist genre experiment that introduces a distinctive new directorial sensibility in Smoczyńska. You can practically taste the salt water—and the blood.
October 10, 2017
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It’s an electro-thump musical of longing and sadness, anchored by a struggle with national identity that spreads the bass of the theatre to the butt of your seat. Taking influence from the mystics of old—as seen in the storybook images through the opening credits—to 90s and early 2000s music videos, The Lure is one of the most seductive starring vehicles for a nonexistent diva duo in years.
February 28, 2017
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Drawing inspiration from the dark fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the visceral pleasures of genre filmmaking, and the director’s own childhood memories of Communist-era Poland, Smoczyńska’s debut feature is a provocative, extravagantly imagined take on the female coming-of-age story.
February 02, 2017
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