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Murderous Mermaid Musical THE LURE Gets A New Trailer

A new English-subtitled trailer has arrived for the offbeat Polish festival hit.






With audiences falling for Sing Street and La La Land, the musical seems to be making a comeback. Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska's debut, The Lure, was one of the hits of the 2016 festival curcuit. Set in an alternate vision of a neon soaked 1980s, it's the tale of a pair of nightclub singers who just happen to be cannibalistic mermaids.


Here's the official synopsis:

In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup — the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska — a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate ’80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly aura make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit fantasy world of Smoczynska’s imagining. In a visceral twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s original Little Mermaid tale, one sister falls for a human, and as the bonds of sisterhood are tested, the lines between love and survival get blurred. A savage coming-of-age fairytale 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.


A UK/ROI release for Smoczynska‘s film has yet to be announced, with a limited US release from February 1st. Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, here's the trailer from Janus Films.







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