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Les vampires (1915)

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An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires.

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An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires.

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Musidora was an acrobat who did all her own stunts for this film. See more »

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The same furniture appears in the different houses throughout the film. See more »

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Le Grand Vampire: I murdered the real Dr. Nox and assumed his identity. Do not ever try to find me. I am - The Great Vampire.
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12 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Seeing a police drama that is a favorite of surrealists like Luis Bunuel ought to tell you that this isn't an episode of Law and order.

It take place in a Paris that is empty because of WWI. The dreamlike scenes add to the story of a reporter Phillipe Guerande (Edouard Mathe) who is looking to a criminal organization known as The Vampires (sorry, bloodsucking fans, it's not about Dracula or his minions.).

The crime syndicate could be considered a forerunner of the Mafia as it had it's tentacles in every level of society from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to nobility.

A classic silent film.

Louis Feuillade, who directed over 600 films is the film great grandfather of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. Musidora, who played Irma Vep is probably the first screen vamp.


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