The Lure mixes several genres in sexy surreal fashion – VUE Weekly

Heed the siren’s track

The Lure is a Polish electo-punk, mermaid intercourse horror-musical, with coronary heart.

Córki Dancingu, the unique title in Polish, interprets to “daughters of the dance membership,” and just like the Americanized title, does little justice to the content material of the movie.

Directed by western unknown Agnieszka Smoczyńska, the movie is a canine’s lunch of genres (a extremely good canine’s lunch). Smoczyńska, whose mom owned a nightclub in the ’80s, makes use of her reminiscences as a storyboard to inform the story of the fashionable Little Mermaid.

Two younger mermaids interrupt the seaside get together of a strip membership home band. The band then invitations the 2 again to the membership to work. They sing,  dance, strip, flip into eel and fish, after which get hungry for love and meals.

It’s a coming of age story the place the mechanism of innocence misplaced might be a boring theme. However not in this case.

The two mermaids, Silver and Golden, are like little weapons about to go off. They're abused, used, and actually thrown away. Though typically a bit of complicated, the story is sort of a splash of chilly water on a sizzling day in distinction to the best way most western tales are advised. Each scene comes throughout as its personal movie and leads into the subsequent effortlessly. One by no means is aware of if these depicted on display screen will begin dancing, kissing, stripping, singing, or ripping out somebody’s larynx and consuming their coronary heart. Actually refreshing.

Marta Mazurek (as Silver) and Michalina Olszańska (as Golden) are enthralling. Each of them are quadruple threats (singing, dancing, performing, dismembering) and their chemistry collectively is so fascinating that you simply overlook they really aren’t actual life mermaids.

A serious query that I've when in the center of a enjoyable movie like that is how do you probably finish it? Do you cop out and have the great guys win (there actually aren’t good guys in this movie), or do you poop the mattress and do a half-assed conclusion the place the viewers is left questioning if they need to be asking for his or her a refund?

On this occasion, The Lure completes itself with satisfaction and all creative weirdness explored. This Polish electo-punk, mermaid intercourse horror-musical with coronary heart is one to catch.

Fri., Could 26 – Wed., Could 31

The Lure

Metro Cinema, $12

 four/5

Trent Wilkie
trentw@vueweekly.com

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