The Lure

The Lure

The Lure

Polish horror musical that makes mermaids terrifying again, following a pair of half-fish half-human sisters who fall for the same man. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

"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. When Silver becomes romantically entangled with beautiful blonde bassist Mietek, the more cunning Golden, who cannot escape her bloodthirsty nature and assimilate, worries that her sister’s relationship will doom their shared dream of swimming to a new life in America." (Sundance)

Special Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival 2016
201592 minsPolandPolish with English subtitles
FantasyHorrorMusicalRomance

The Lure / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

The Lure's premise alone will turn heads but once the novelty wears off the question will remain: where's the story?

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The filmmakers' enthusiasm for their characters and the vanished period setting is palpable, asserting a certain fatalistic charm of its own.

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