Possession (1981)

Murder. Evil. Infidelity. Madness.

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 1981-05-27
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 363 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 3min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Gaumont
  • Production Country: Germany, France
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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 Mutter
  • Carl Duering

    as Detektiv
  • Shaun Lawton

    as Zimmermann
  • Michael Hogben

    as Bob
  • Maximilian Rüthlein

    as Mann mit rosa Socken
  • Leslie Malton

    as Sara, woman with club foot
Writing Andrzej Żuławski Adaptation
Writing Frederic Tuten Adaptation
Writing Andrzej Żuławski Screenplay
Directing Andrzej Żuławski Director
Production Marie-Laure Reyre Producer
Sound Andrzej Korzyński Original Music Composer
Camera Bruno Nuytten Director of Photography
Editing Marie-Sophie Dubus Editor
Editing Suzanne Lang-Willar Editor
Art Holger Gross Art Direction