Córki dancingu

DVD - 2017 | Polish
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Follow a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore to explore life on land in an alternate 1980s Poland. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly auras make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit world of Smoczynska's imagining. The director gives fierce teeth to her viscerally sensual, darkly feminist twist on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid", in which the girls' bond is tested and their survival threatened after one sister falls for a human.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Copyright Date: ℗2015
ISBN: 9781681433677
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
5.1 Dolby Digital
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Córki dancingu


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Oct 18, 2018

Extremely disturbing, and not in a fun horror-movie sort of a "was that rape?" "what the f--- is this surgery and why are they showing so much of it?" and in general "what the f--- is going on?" Like somebody give the basic rules of how mermaids/magic works in this world or tell me which sequences are real or not real and explain how that happened and who that person is and wtf...
I feel like I kept watching because I expected it to make more sense over time instead of less or to feel like there was a point to it?
Musical numbers were intriguing though...just not worth the traumatically disturbing rest of the movie.
Need wash brain out with soap.

Aug 12, 2018

Strange story with parts that turn it into horror. I'm not a person that really watches much horror. I perfer scifi, adventure, drama, animation, and documentaries. But some shows have more than one style to it.

This was a creepy show that at points looks lije a twisted version of "Splash." Which I think was a mermaid in the bathtub or family pool.

This one follows two teens visiting a friend that left the sea. One of them falls in love with a troubled man. She can't be with him and gets compared to a barbie. She undergoes a transplant with someone that wants to be a mermaid. Then later tests a myth that shell be destroyed for it.

Before that the other mermaid freaks out and eats two people. Like some vampire myth.

It also has some weird music bits. Which might be some Russian thing. I saw "Ice" recently at the theater which is a figure skating movie. It also had some weird music scenes and was Russian.

Jun 25, 2018

This is one very weird and eccentric take on the Little Mermaid story. That is if the Little Mermaid was a R rated musical and Hammer Horror creature feature put together. The two mermaids/sirens in question Golden and Silver are quite carnivorous,vicious and predatory and are about to sing two more victims into their grasp when they are scooped up out of the water by a trio of musicians in a bad cover band for a strip bar. Their new experiences and interactions with humans and the strange songs that follow make up most of the movie. Not sure if it is actually a good movie but it sure holds your interest to see what kind of weird or bizarre scene will come next.

May 13, 2018

You will need the subtitles playing, unless you understand the Polish language.
Pretty cool for what this is - a cross between a glam/pop/rock movie and a drama/horror.
It could have been really cheezy, but the actors and director pulled it off; seamless transitions between spoken and singing scenes.
the 2 teenage female mermaids are nude in many scenes, but I did not find any of it pornographic, was more of an art film in that respect.

Mar 25, 2018

Kick-Ass/Superb! Great Soundtrack!

Mar 07, 2018

Excellent! a great story that causes the viewer to wonder who was the lure in the first place. If you only want a US film don't look to other countries, and remember that there are cultural differences that you may not pick up on. Special effects are very good, overall one of the best films this year.

Feb 06, 2018

Here is a Movie that lost the potential to be a good Horror movie.
There defiantly is a creepy factor here but then you throw in singing.
It's also a musical. Characters Are thrown in through the movie who feel don't belong and then the singing. It just did not work for me.

Feb 03, 2018

Very trippy and only a bit gorey. an interesting take on the little mermaid.

Wish I'd known sooner that it was a musical, though once I did realize it is helped to ease past some otherwise awkward parts. Having the subtitles there helped as well.

Feb 02, 2018

A very strange movie - not just because it's a horror musical about flesh-eating mermaids. Much of the dialogue, shots, and dancing struck me as odd or nonsensical. Maybe part of that is things being lost in translation from Polish to English subtitles (which are nice and big, easy for me to read for a change). But I have a feeling this is was designed to be a trippy movie. You just have to go with the flow. Not very horrific, but enjoyable for its uniqueness.

David Salsbery
Dec 04, 2017

Oh I so agree. I did stick with it to the end. Make a "good" horror mermaid movie. This one sucks

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Nov 02, 2017

One of the tunes part 1 of 2:

I'm new to the city
I wanted to put
my best foot forward
Change what I can change
and get their attention
A mention, a nod
I could be soaring
But life's gross and boring
I walk through the city
Cars honking, polluting
New sights all around me
The lights, sounds, and faces
never cease to astound me
Bright shiny neon
Is saying this is
the best street to be on
Hustle and bustle
Buses, people, and cars
So exciting we're not leaving
We like it here
The city will tell us
what it is we lack
The city will tell us
what is it we lack

Nov 02, 2017

One of the tunes part 2 of 2:
We've chosen to live here
We want things to be clear
The city will tell us
What is it we lack
There's not a dull minute
Lots of people live in it
The tastes, smells, and pleasures
The garbage, the treasures
Pigeons and sirens
Horns and pylons
Streets hot and exciting
Parks cool and inviting
The city will tell us
What it is we lack
It knows for a fact
what it is we lack
We've chosen to live here
We want things to be clear
Hands made filthy by dirty deeds
Can't stand to watch it go to seed
Want to hang out here a while
before swimming to America?

Nov 02, 2017

And this is a nightclub with a liquor license and adult entertainment.
No offense, but I was wondering... where'd you learn to speak Polish?
-On the beach in Bulgaria.
- I'm Golden.
- And I'm Silver.
"Imgolden," "Andimsilver." Very nice.
It's been a long time since I've felt this lonesome
It can't be the weather though it's pretty loathsome
At night I get cravings that aren't quite wholesome
We're not human. We're just on vacation here.
Give me this night
Just this one night
In warm houses people fret
All the stress, too much to cope
But here hands are holding hands
And in every glass there's hope
We don't need that much at all
Just to party till we weep
Surrounded by these spinning walls
And the rain of dancing lights
Enjoy the fun before it's gone
Let's get lost and forget again
All the times when we felt down
There'll be time for all of that
When daylight comes around


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May 13, 2018

Sexual Content: nudity, lesbianism

May 13, 2018

Violence: murder


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May 13, 2018

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