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Possession
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7.3 IMDB rating

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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



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1981 - Possession (Trailer USA)

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Max Landis on Possession

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Possession (1981) - International Trailer

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4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 14 1:19
2 votes
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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4 years, 11 months 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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7 months, 1 week ago at Jan 27 2:12
2 votes
Some striking photography, but overall it definitely does not work for me. Except the subway scene. I'm keeping a copy for that.
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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
Horror (10), 1980s (10), France (7), Drama (5), 1981 (5), (4), French (4), Possession (4), Hysteria (3), Police (3), Sex (3), West Germany (3), Madness (3), Explosion (3), Surrealism (3), Monster (2), Nudity (2), 80s (2), Video Nasty (2), Female Nudity (2)
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" Psychological drama/Horror A very divisive movie. Some people find it too slow, some people find the gorgeous Isabelle Adjani to be too shrill and some people find it to be disturbing, nihilistic trash. So, fair warning. I loved it. It is disturbing, there a few sequences I never though I'd see in a live-action movie. It's about a man who comes back from a long trip and finds his wife acting very strange and carrying on an affair. The surface and the sub-text are about a crumbling marriage. "


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