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Possession (1981) (Andrzej Zulawski\'s Possession)

Possession                                  (1981)
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Isabelle Adjani Isabelle Adjani
Anna / Helen
Sam Neill Sam Neill
Mark
Margit Carstensen Margit Carstensen
Margit Gluckmeister
Heinz Bennent Heinz Bennent
Heinrich
Johanna Hofer Johanna Hofer
Heinrich's Mother
Carl Duering Carl Duering
Detective
Shaun Lawton Shaun Lawton
Zimmermann
Michael Hogben Michael Hogben
Bob


Written by
Frederic Tuten Frederic Tuten
(adaptation)


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1 year, 5 months ago at Apr 24 7:19
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Isabelle Adjani's performance in this movie is one of the best performances I've ever seen from an actress, she was incredible! The movie is not easy to watch therefore not really straight forward suspenseful but the overall feel was great, the cinematography was very good and Isabelle Adjani was incredible-Very Good! 8/10

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7 years, 5 months ago at Apr 14 1:19
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The directors in the west always like to make movies about the devil. The devil is not only about demons, satan or other same ones. It will include more, and is always a symbol about devil forces which can give people great power.
To the people who have weak ability but with huge ambition, the devil is not the death who kills people by holding the sickle but the one with the great power of f... read more

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8 years ago at Sep 16 11:02
2 votes
WTF got so bored really didnt get it to be honest think I shall try again but first impressions are this is not a easy film to watch..
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A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and bizarre incidents that indicate something more than a possessed love affair.
Release date: 28 October 1983
UPC: 013131111699
Tags: Horror (10), 1980s (9), France (7), 1981 (5), Drama (5), French (4), Possession (4), Surrealism (4), (4), Madness (3), Explosion (3), Hysteria (3), Police (3), Sex (3), Video Nasty (2), Female Nudity (2), Mirror (2), Lust (2), Controversy (2), Monster (2)
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