The Lorelei (2016)

1hr 45min   |   English 

Director: Mol Smith, Maurice Smith

Writers: Maurice Smith

Starring: Kemal Yildirim, Lorie-Lanie Shanks, Sophie Townsend

Jasmine Holly Bullock, UK Film Review

"The Lorelei is a fantasy/ crime mystery film created by Mol Smith, who was clearly influenced by the German myth of the Lorelei. The Lorelei was said to be a mermaid, or a water nymph, who would lure men to their deaths at the River Rhine. The Lorelei, like the sirens, used her beautiful voice to entice men and trick them. As well as this, the film also explores themes of sadomasochism, prostitution and love. The Lorelei follows many characters, but the main ones seem to be Daniel (Kemal Yildirim), Sarah (Sophie Townsend and Rebecca (Lorie-Lanie Shanks). Rebecca hires Daniel as a private detective to find her father’s murderer, meanwhile a string of other men’s bodies start appearing."