Release date: 2010
We are the Night is a German vampire movie and it has, I’ll say at the outset, loads of style. More style, perhaps, than story but we’ll get to that as we explore the film.
It begins with still scenes each containing certain women, the scenes going back in time. These then are our primary vampires and, in fact, all the vampires in film are female and there is a reason why that is so.
The film proper starts with a plane, the pilot’s hand just in shot but we can tell that he is dead. As the camera pulls through the plane all the passengers are dead. Something struck me here and it isn’t, specifically, a criticism of this film as other films have done the same, but you have a group of passengers in a plane (or, in the case of Being Human, a train) and they have been killed by vampires. Aside from the blood (and one member of cabin crew on the floor) the people are sat in their seats as though life has been rudely interrupted without much of a fight. Surely there would have been panic, fighting back and the leaving of chairs… just a thought.
|exiting the plane|
|Lena and Tom|
|Nora and Charlotte|
|hair growing and losing dye|
|playing chiken with the dawn|
|in the sun|
At the time of review the film is awaiting a US release but it can be found on German DVD. It is not subtitled in that format but there are fan-subs available on the net. 6.5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.
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