Release date: 1977
I do like watching the odder end of the vampire movie and this was certainly that. It was also, unfortunately, a dubbed version. On the surface it was a light comedy but it was perhaps, even more, a sideward glance at intolerance born of religion and blind faith.
It starts with Claude (Wim Kouwenhoven) and his wife Lydia (Simone Ettekoven). They run the railway station in a small town. The scheduled train goes by and then another train stops unexpectedly – trains never stop in the town. It has stopped to let a passenger, Maria (Sophie Deschamps) disembark. She asks where the hospital is – she is due to start work as a nurse – and Claude offers her a lift.
|at the crash|
Claude gets her to the hospital. Inside two doctors fight to save the man’s life but, as one says, he is lacking blood. Mention is made of it being the 22nd accident in 6 weeks. Maria reveals herself to be quite innocent, she grew up in a convent and would rather go to confession than go on dates. Indeed she dislikes the attention she receives from the doctors.
|checking the blood type|
|I Spy Vampires|
|tension between son and father|
|the film in film|
As the version I saw was dubbed it is hard to comment on the acting but the film is quirky and unusual and deserves 6 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.