Possession (1981)

Inhuman ecstasy fulfilled.

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 1981-05-27
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 980 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Gaumont
  • Production Country: France, Germany
  • Director: Andrzej Żuławski
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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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  • Isabelle Adjani

    as Anna / Helen
  • Sam Neill

    as Mark
  • Margit Carstensen

    as Margit Gluckmeister
  • Heinz Bennent

    as Heinrich
  • Johanna Hofer

    as Heinrich's Mother
  • Carl Duering

    as Detektiv
  • Shaun Lawton

    as Zimmermann
  • Michael Hogben

    as Bob
  • Maximilian Rüthlein

    as Man with Pink Socks
  • Leslie Malton

    as Sara
  • Thomas Frey

    as Pink Sock's Acolyte
  • Harry Riebauer

    as Man at the Conference
  • Dragomir Stanojević

    as Taxi Driver
Sound Andrzej Korzyński Original Music Composer
Sound Jacques Maumont Sound Mixer
Crew Carlo Rambaldi Special Effects
Visual Effects Carlo Rambaldi Creature Design
Art Holger Gross Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Ingrid Zoré Costume Design
Production Marie-Laure Reyre Producer
Writing Andrzej Żuławski Screenplay
Directing Andrzej Żuławski Director
Writing Andrzej Żuławski Adaptation
Camera Bruno Nuytten Director of Photography
Sound Karl-Heinz Laabs Sound
Editing Marie-Sophie Dubus Editor
Crew Dragomir Stanojević Stunts
Writing Frederic Tuten Adaptation
Writing Frederic Tuten Dialogue
Production Jean-José Richer Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Ronaldo Abreu Makeup Artist
Art Barbara Kloth Assistant Art Director
Editing Suzanne Lang-Willar Editor
Crew Miomir Radević 'Pigi' Stunts
Crew Willi Neuner Stunts
Crew Daniel Braunschweig Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Laurence Azouvy Assistant Makeup Artist
Editing Sabine Prenczina Assistant Editor
Art Mario Stock Props
Camera Andrzej J. Jaroszewicz Camera Operator
Crew Charles-Henri Assola Special Effects
Production Knut Winkler Unit Manager
Art Peter Alteneder Props
Sound Norman Engel Sound
Directing Eva-Maria Schönecker Assistant Director
Production Harald Muchametow Unit Manager