Laurin

Young Laurin lives with her grandmother in a little harbour town at the start of the 20th century. Her father, a sailor, is always absent and her mother died mysteriously in a strange accident. Suddenly young children start vanishing from the town.

Laurin is a true noir gem, and its too long invisibility is staggering. How could such a film, superbly directed by the then young 24 year old Robert Sigl and recipient of the Bavarian Film Award on its release remain hidden for so long ? Finally shown in France , this venomous treasure calls for urgent rehabilitation and is reminiscent of Spirit of the Beehive and Bava's, Argento's and Margheriti's best films.

Laurin. 1989. Color. 84mn. Original version with French subtitles. Germany / Hungary. Fantasy, Fantasy.
Direction: Robert Sigl. Production: Andreas Bareiss, Bernie Stampfer. Screenplay: Robert Sigl, Ádám Rozgonyi. Editing: Teri Losonci. Photography: Nyika Jancsó. Music by: Hans Jansen, Jacques Zwart. With: Dóra Szinetár, Brigitte Karner, Károly Eperjes, Hédi Temessy, Barnabás Tóth.
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