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The Lure (2015)

Córki dancingu (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 25 December 2015 (Poland)
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In Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters are adopted into a cabaret. While one seeks love with humans the other hungers to dine on the human population of the city.


Robert Bolesto
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marta Mazurek ... Srebrna
Michalina Olszanska ... Zlota
Kinga Preis ... Wokalistka Krysia
Andrzej Konopka ... Perkusista
Jakub Gierszal ... Mietek
Zygmunt Malanowicz ... Kierownik sali
Magdalena Cielecka ... Boskie Futro
Katarzyna Herman ... Milicjantka
Marcin Kowalczyk ... Tryton / Dedal
Joanna Niemirska Joanna Niemirska ... Nerka
Katarzyna Sawczuk Katarzyna Sawczuk ... Nancy
Roma Gasiorowska ... Rakieta
Grzegorz Stelmaszewski ... Bramkarz
Janina Wronska Janina Wronska ... Barmanka Janka
Krzysztof Chmielewski Krzysztof Chmielewski ... Aparat


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 sirens 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, worries that her sister's relationship will doom their shared dream of swimming to a new life in America. Written by Anonymous

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Their element is night.


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Release Date:

25 December 2015 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,370, 3 February 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$98,818, 28 April 2017
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


The mermaid tails were six feet long and weighed over fifty pounds. See more »


Zlota and Srebrna can be seen disrobing twice during the Bylas Serca Biciem number. See more »


References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »


Music by Bill Chase, John Palmer & Erin Adair
Arranged by Rafal Stepien
Performed by Jakub Waszczeniuk, Pawel Maciej Dobrowolski, Maciej Maka, Lukasz Drapala & Rafal Stepien
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dark erotic horror musical fable
7 October 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 80's Poland. Two mermaids, Silver and Golden, are lured on shore. They join a strip act in a nightclub. Silver falls for Mietek and risks her life to be with him.

This is a Polish film reimagining the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Little Mermaid. It's a dark erotic horror musical fable. It's doing a little too much and gets a little disjointed. I would drop the carnivorous nature, and the musical. Others may see it differently. I couldn't figure out whether to fear for the mermaids and be afraid of the mermaids. The shifting can be jarring. I get the musical aspect's connection to the story but it doesn't really fit. The world building is also a bit muddled. It's somewhat confused whether people know about mermaids or not and the era does not get infused into the story. This is definitely ambitious even if it's too ambitious.

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