• Director: Andrzej Zulawski
  • Writer: Andrzej Zulawski,Frederic Tuten
  • Countries of origin: France, West Germany
  • Language: English, French, German
  • Release date: October 28, 1983
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 1.66 : 1
  • Also known as: The Night the Screaming Stops
  • "Possession" is a horror film directed by Andrzeg Zulawski and starring Isabelle Yasmine Adjani and Sam Neill . It premiered on May 25, 1981 at the 34th Cannes International Film Festival in France.
    The film tells the story of the husband, Mark, who tried to find the truth after his wife Anna ran away from home inexplicably, but as the clues were presented one by one, the truth of the facts was contrary to the unbelievable story of Mark and others   .


    • Release date October 28, 1983
    • Filming locations 87 Sebastianstraße, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
    • Production companies Gaumont, Oliane Productions, Marianne Productions

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    • By Bridie 2022-04-21 09:03:02

      Don't be a devil, don't live insane

      I gave it three stars because I just finished watching it and my heart is still numb~ It is not suitable for people who only admire Adjani's beauty.

          Throughout the film, Adjani's eyes flashed a fierce and faint blue light. As long as there is a picture of her appearing, it always makes people ignore other characters, especially the close-up of her eyes, the strong magnetic field of fear. It's hard to imagine how the actor who plays against her can't be distracted by her....

    • By Tatyana 2022-04-21 09:03:02

      magic barrier

      I decided not to watch this kind of movies when I am sick in the future, and I can see the sickness even if I am not sick. Hysterical, messy hysteria, I just hate that I can't stab the two protagonists to death without a knife in my hand, and make a break for them.
      It has to be said that it is a good movie, and it is so good that people can't talk about it. The actors did a good job, the heroine stood in front of the Jesus statue and sighed softly in her throat, which made people really...

    • By Keanu 2022-04-21 09:03:02

      "The people I love don't want me anymore, they're religious"

      A typical human boundary film, this film has nothing to do with magic, and even a bit smears the cult (big octopus); let alone some people call it a horror film. In my opinion, human nature is so full, the theme of pursuit of happiness is almost related to love.

      Men often go on business trips, women can’t feel loved and alive, smashing things as an explosion. Still no way out, fleeing from Christ in despair of the world, believing in the devil (converted to a cult). It can be said...

    • By Johan 2022-04-21 09:03:02

      Paragon of horror art

      The whole play firmly grasps the word "enchanted" and does not relax. The whole film has profound meanings, ubiquitous depression, and crazy characters seem to want to explain the various mental traumas caused by emotional troubles, so that people Crazy longing to mate with demons to get the power to destroy all infidelity, and various unreasonable behaviors and doubts in the film make the film develop into a blockbuster performance art that can be called black humor and unforgettable...

    • By Bonnie 2022-04-21 09:03:02

      perverted family

      Remember to watch this movie first: don't ask why --> the heroine is neurotic.

      The beautiful wife suddenly found that she had to have sex with a pervert to be satisfied. At first, she was confused and hysterical. She cheated and found a French dance teacher who was perverted, but she could not fully satisfy her. After the husband found out, he was very distressed by his wife's infidelity and strange behavior.
      Later, the husband inadvertently learns the secret that his wife must...

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    • By Lea 2022-03-29 09:01:06

      "possession", infatuation, obsession, possession. Only Adjani can perform such a bizarre beauty in this hysterical film. Five-star worship, sincerely convinced. ps: Sam Neill was really handsome when he covered up the crime for his...

    • By Amara 2022-03-29 09:01:06

      At the Berlin Wall, the wife of a West German agent fell in love with a ballet teacher. Uncontrollable odds replaced belief. The entanglement of the mind made the body alienate the ancient evil spirits. The West German agent lost himself in jealousy and hatred, and his step-by-step crime finally brought the third world war to the confusion of all beings. Cold War metaphors, mutant erotica, crazy explosions, another masterpiece by Polish director...

    • By Oceane 2022-03-29 09:01:06

      Plus in the mouth of madness, Sam Neill is the best actor in this genre. Adjani is incomparable when she is beautiful, she is desperate to go crazy, and the actress deserves her...

    • By Vita 2022-03-29 09:01:06

      Really obsessed with the word is very important. The classic status of this film does not need to be repeated, but I guess there are not many people who really like it. I think many people always talk about watching blood clot zombies, but in fact, the real horror categories in Europe and America are these obsessions. Slow and cold sweating obsessive film really is that the devil is evil everywhere, but there is no way to find out that he has fallen into it. If you read the Bible, you will know...

    • By Frederik 2022-03-29 09:01:06

      The emotional pain caused by an uncontrollable biological drive to replace loved ones with more perfect specimens along a hopeless parabola in search of an...

    Movie plot

    Due to work reasons, Mark and his wife Anna always live a life of getting together and getting more together. The wife confided to her husband that she had betrayed her marriage, and the couple started quarreling for this, and eventually broke up. However, when the husband Mark resigned and went home, he found that his wife had not returned. In his disappointment and anger, he found a letter written to her by a suspected wife and...
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    "Possession" especially highlights the cruel elements, and even contains a lot of Cthulhu elements. In addition, the film's paradoxical plot and political innuendo are one of its most controversial reasons. The film has been unable to get rid of the horror atmosphere created by the director for a long time. It is not the bloody and madness of the plot that is trembling and fearful, but the director Andrzeg Zulawski's long drive,...
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    Movie quotes

    • Anna: [looks up at the Crucifix, starts to cry]

    • Dance student: [holds a pose until the cramp is unbearable]

    • Heinrich: This is a joke!