Szamanka (1996)
(A.K.A:
Chamanka, The Shaman)                                                      

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Directed By:
Andrzej Zulawski    

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Writing Credits:
Manuela Gretkowska

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Original Music By:
Andrzej Korzynski    

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Cinematography By:
Andrzej Jaroszewicz    

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Main Cast:
Boguslaw Linda
Iwona Petry

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Genre:
Mystery / Disturbing / Surreal / Obsession / Occult / Psycho Sexual / Mummy / Cannibalism

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Plot Summary:

Director Andrzej Zulawski's adaptation of Manuela Gretkowska's controversial screenplay reaches new extremes in
the depiction of brutality, explicit sex, and passion as it tells the story of an anthropology professor Michal's
(Boguslaw Linda) growing obsession with a mummified shaman; spirituality; and the enigmatic, sexually
voracious, violently disturbed beauty known only as "The Italian" (Iwona Petry). Along with very explicit erotic
scenes, the film contains Zulawski's usual deliberate assaults on conventional morality, Catholicism, and Polish
censorship — any of which may offend certain viewers.

Summary Written By: Yuri German                                               Source: www.allmovie.com

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Technical Specifications:

Film Negative Format (mm/video inches)
: 35 mm
Printed Film Format
: 35 mm
Aspect Ratio
: ?
Runtime
: 112 min
Country
: Poland / France / Switzerland
Language
: Polish
Color
: Color
Sound Mix
: Dolby

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Filming Locations:
Kraków, Poland
Warsaw, Poland

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Production Companies:
Visa Film International
Canal+ Polska
Le Studio Canal+
Compagnie des Films
Alhena Films
Wytwórnia Filmów Fabularnych (Łódź)

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Printed Media Reviews:
Diasteme. In: Première (France). (MG), April 1997, Pg. 22
Rebichon, Michel. In: Studio (France). (MG), March 1997, Pg. 18

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