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453 Ratings


Directed by Andrzej Żuławski
Poland, Switzerland, 1996
Drama, Horror, Cult


Andrzej Żuławski’s adaptation of Manuela Gretkowska’s provocative and hugely successful novel reaches new extremes in the depiction of brutality, sex, and passion as it tells the story of a young(ish) anthropologist driven by the mystery surrounding the death of a recently discovered shaman.

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Szamanka Directed by Andrzej Żuławski

Critics reviews

A relentless l’amour fou story involving much voracious, feral sex and the bog-preserved body of a pre-Christian shaman springing back to life, more than almost any other movie in a festival committed to the transgressive, Szamanka provided a sense of genuine shock.
September 12, 2013
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