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The Mandylion (previously The Spider)

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The Mandylion (previously The Spider)

About the film: Robert Sigl - The Mandylion (previously The Spider)

Californian student Tom Giltrap travels to Istanbul, where his parents and his younger archeologist sister Rachel have relocated. Determined to liberate Rachel from the grip of their dysfunctional parents, a true couple from hell, he instead unravels a series of dark and horrific events. When an ancient tomb is unearthed and desecrated, Rachel is possessed by the murderous spirit of a vengeful goddess. Tom ultimately risks everything to save his sister from the spirit and from their own demonic father, the reincarnation of an evil emperor.


07. 06. 2020

Robert Sigl's LAURIN in France - by prestige label "Le Chat qui fume"


• 1 BLURAY - 1 DVD
• BLURAY: English in DTS 2.0
• DVD: English in Dolby Digital 2.0
• Subtitles: French
• Zone All

SUMMARY : March 1901, in a German port village, Laurin, aged twelve, hears the cry for help, at nightfall, of a little boy whom she sees, from her window, being kidnapped by an adult. During the same night, Flora, Laurin's mother, sees on a bridge the inert body of the little boy and the face of his assassin; we find her dead in the morning, her body lying at the bottom of the bridge. With the father of Laurin, a sailor, being often absent, the little girl, plagued by strange visions, is now entrusted to her grandmother. She soon befriends a classmate, Stefan, who in turn disappears. A killer of children prowls around, and Laurin's curiosity puts her in great danger ...

ABOUT THE FILM :For his first feature film, Robert Sigl produced a true masterpiece, a fantastic tale whose atmosphere evokes the stories of Perrault or the Grimm brothers. Benefiting from a sublime photograph, Laurin summons through his images certain great masters of painting, from John Constable to Caspar Friedrich, via Brueghel. Without resorting to special effects, the director favors the atmosphere and the mystery, with this nature seeming to conceal dangers and secrets, and this village under the influence of traditions and religion. Thirty years after its release, Laurin remains a unique, timeless and wonderful work.

07. 06. 2020

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