Possession(Movie, 1981)

| 2h 3min | Genre: Horror
PossessionRating: 3.7/5 (with 275275 votes)
Possession is a 1981 psychological horror drama film directed by Andrzej Żuławski, written by Żuławski and Frederic Tuten, and starring Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill. The plot obliquely follows the relationship between an international spy and his wife, who begins exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking him for a divorce. Possession, an international co-production between France and West Germany, was filmed in West Berlin in 1980. Żuławski's only English-language film, it premiered at the 34th Cannes Film Festival, where Adjani won the Best Actress award for her performance. The screenplay was written during the painful divorce of Żuławski with actress Malgorzata Braunek. The film was not a commercial success either in Europe or in the United States, where it was released with an edited version, but eventually acquired cult status. ()
Movie poster of Possession

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Awards & Nominations for Possession

César Award for Best Actress

About Possession

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.

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Possession ≣ 1981 ≣ Trailer(Trailer, 2:35)

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Additional Information

Production countries: Germany, France
Original language: French (FR)
Spoken languages: German (DE), English (EN), French (FR)
Translated into 21 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/13/1983 (World premiere: 05/27/1981)
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Una mujer poseída"
"La posesión"
"Andrzej Zulawski's Possession"
"Mia gynaika daimonismeni"
"Μια γυναίκα δαιμονισμένη"
"The Night the Screaming Stops"
"The Night the Screaming Stops"

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