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Therapy for a Vampire

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Vienna, 1932. Count von Kozsnom has lost his thirst for life, and his marriage cooled centuries ago. Fortunately, Sigmund Freud is accepting new patients; the good doctor suggests the Count appease his vain wife by commissioning a portrait of her by his assistant, Viktor. But it’s Viktor’s headstrong girlfriend Lucy who most intrigues the Count, convinced she’s the reincarnation of his one true love. Soon, the whole crowd is a hilarious mess of mistaken identities and misplaced affections in this send-up of the vampire genre, proving that 500 years of marriage is enough.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"A seductive and hilarious take on vampire lore with a script and cast that nails the coffin tight.Very clever and crackling with intelligent humor and subtlety."

Patrick Cooper

Bloody Disgusting

"Very funny tale of undead love. Director David Ruehm crafts this beautiful world with a master hand."

Adam Ruhl

Pop Culture Beast

Winner, Audience Award – Fantasia International Film Festival

Official Selection – Zurich Film Festival

Official Selection – Sarasota Film Festival

Official Selection – Minneapolis / St. Paul Film Festival

Official Selection – Secret Film Festival, Santa Cruz

Cast & Crew
  • Count Geza von Kozsnom : Tobias Moretti
  • Countess Elsa von Kozsnom : Jeanette Hain
  • Lucy : Cornelia Ivancan
  • Viktor : Dominic Oley
  • Radul : David Bennent
  • Dr. Sigmund Freud : Karl Fischer
  • Madamoiselle Sedlacek : Erni Mangold
  • Oscar : Lars Rudolph
  • Guest : Anatole Taubman
  • Director : David Ruehm
  • Writers : David Ruehm
  • Producers : Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr, Christof Neracher, Christian Davi, Thomas Thumena
  • Cinematography : Martin Gschlacht
  • Editor : Claudio Cea
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2015
  • Release Date : June 10, 2016
  • Countries of Production : Austria, Switzerland
  • Languages : German
  • Running Time : 87 minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 1.85:1
  • Sound : Dolby Digital Surround
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
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