Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski
Actors: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill and Margit Carstensen
Also known as: Possessão; La posesión; Opetanie; The Night the Screaming Stops; Una mujer poseída
Description: During a secretive business trip away, Mark learns that his wife Anna is growing restless in what he believed was their happy marriage. Upon his return home, he learns from her that she wants a divorce. They both go through a series of different emotions related to their situation, Mark’s which is generally obsessive about learning why Anna, who he still loves, wants the divorce, and Anna’s which is generally increasingly histrionic in getting away from Mark. Caught in the middle is their infant son Bob, who Mark uses as a gage to Anna’s mental state. Anna states that her want for the divorce is not because of another man, but Mark finds out that Anna has a lover named Heinrich. In the meantime, Mark also meets Bob’s teacher Helen, who looks exactly like Anna, but is her polar opposite in temperament. Starting a relationship with Helen lessens his obsession with Anna. But as Mark and Anna’s encounters together reach more emotional and violent levels, Mark, with help of a private …
This movie is like David Lynch meets David Cronenberg. A controversial epic of obsessive love and sexual psychosis, Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill star as a married couple torn by emotional instability and carnal infidelity. As their madness grows, their world becomes a nightmare of savage murder… and climaxes in a monstrous manifestation of sexual evil. Written and directed by acclaimed international director Andrzej Zulawski and featuring shocking creature effects by Carlo Rambaldi, Possession is an experience like no other; part masterful art film, part bizarre horror thriller.