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Vampyr

Cast

Nicolas de Gunzburg, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz View All


Crew

Carl Theodor Dreyer (Screenplay), Carl Theodor Dreyer (Director), Christen Jul (Screenplay) View All

Release: May 6th, 1932
Runtime: 1 hour, 14 minutes
Traveler Allan Gray arrives in the village of Courtempierre and takes lodgings in a small inn. Gray has a great interest in the supernatural, particularly vampires. He's barely settled in when he feels a sinister force descending upon him. In the night an old man enters his room to tell him 'she must not die'. One of the old man's daughters, Leone, has been bitten by a vampire. In order to break the curse, Gray and Leone's sister Gisele must...
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Takoma11
But though the film's sparse dialogue may have been a pragmatic, logistical decision, the result is a film that feels like an eerie hybrid between two types of films.
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Torgo
It helps that the movie fulfills those desires at just the right times such as when Allan lends a helping hand to inflicted daughter Lone or when he consults the vampire guide for more instructions.
Thief
But even if the film doesn't really try to answer its own questions, what really stands out is the imagery that Dreyer presents; from the sickled silhouette that adorns most of the film's promotional pictures, to the images of ghastly soldiers and people marching or dancing; death is everywhere.


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