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David Ruehm

Therapy for a Vampire
(Vampir auf der Couch)

Austria, Switzerland, 2014
In German / English subtitles
87 min
For audicences aged 16 and above

We've already had one uproarious vampire send-up this year, What We Do in the Shadows. Do we really need another one? Oh hell yes. And its name is Therapy for a Vampire. Anything that stokes the burning stake of whiney teen vamp drivel should be welcomed with open arms, but it also helps that this Austrian offering from director David Rühm is a seductive and hilarious take on vampire lore with a script and cast that nails the coffin tight. [...]
In 1930s Vienna, the thrill is gone for centuries old vampire Count Geza von Közsnöm. As his existence drags its feet, so does his marriage to the Countess Elsa. [...] He seeks the assistant of Dr. Sigmund Freud, who's not at all alarmed when the Count insists their session happen at night. "What do you do during the day?" Freud asks.

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Director: David Ruehm
Screenplay: David Ruehm
Cast: Tobias Moretti, Jeanette Hain, Cornelia Ivancan, Dominic Oley, David Bennent, Karl Fischer, Erni Mangold, Lars Rudolph
Production: Christof Neracher, Christian Davi, Thomas Thümena, Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr / Hugo Film Productions & Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion
Sales: Picture Tree International