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Release Date:
13 November 1915 (France) See more »
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An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Musidora ... Irma Vep
Édouard Mathé ... Philippe Guérande
Marcel Lévesque ... Oscar Mazamette
Jean Aymé ... Le Grand Vampire
Fernand Herrmann ... Juan-José Moréno / Brichonnet
Stacia Napierkowska ... Marfa Koutiloff (episode II)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renée Carl ... L'Andalouse
Suzanne Delvé ... Fleur-de-Lys
Georgette Faraboni ... Danseuse vampire

Jacques Feyder ... (episode V: L'évasion du mort)
Fridolin
Rita Herlor ... Mrs. Simpson (episode I)
Émile Keppens ... Géo Baldwin
Louise Lagrange ... Jeanne Guérande
Suzanne Le Bret ... Hortense - servante d'Irma
Louis Leubas ... Satanas / Père Silence
Maurice Luguet ... De Villemant
Jeanne Marie-Laurent ... Madame Brémontier
Jean-François Martial
Mademoiselle Maxa ... Laure - servante de Moréno
Gaston Michel ... Benjamin - valet de chambre de Mazamette
Frederik Moriss ... Vénénos
Laurent Morléas ... Officier de la Grande Armée
René Poyen ... Eustache Mazamette
Françoise Rosay ... Une invitée chez Mortesaigues
Germaine Rouer ... Augustine
Florense Simoni ... Mère de Guérande
Thelès ... Juge d'instruction
Miss Édith ... Comtesse de Kerlor
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Directed by
Louis Feuillade 
 
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Louis Feuillade 

Original Music by
Robert Israel (2000)
 
Cinematography by
Manichoux 
 
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Robert Israel .... orchestra leader
 

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Also Known As:
"The Vampires" - USA (literal English title)
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USA:399 min (DVD)
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Including among the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', edited by Steven Jay Schneider.See more »
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Continuity: The same furniture appears in the different houses throughout the film.See more »
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from Phillipe's La Fontaine:[Phillipe and Mazamette have had a disagreement. Phillipe gets out La Fontaine and points to a passage] In all things, one must take the end into account.See more »
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Featured in Time of the Robots (2012)See more »

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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A classic of the mute cinema series, 12 March 2005
Author: Paulo R. C. Barros (paulorcbarros@uol.com.br) from São Paulo, Brazil

"Les Vampires" (1915 - 398 minutes - B&W) is a classic of the mute cinema series directed by Louis Feuillade. In ten episodes, it counts the adventures of a masked assailants group who haunt Paris. The mythical actress Musidora [ the first "Vamp" of the European cinema ] is the star in the series, that achieved fame due to the great admiration among the surrealists (Andres Breton and Luis Buñuel were its bigger fans), seduced by the dreamily scenes that sometimes appears in the narrative. At first "Les Vampires" was rejected for the French vanguard directors, that considered it like a mere policeman series. The film was saved from destruction thanks to the efforts of the founder of the French Film library, Henri Langlois, and after years forgotten, "Les Vampires" was exhibited again in the sixties, in concurred sessions that had marked time, especially in Paris, London and New York, causing a reevaluation of the critics relatively to the work of Feuillade. Andres Bazin, the great critic of the French cinema, said that "Les Vampires" was "one of the biggest film of all the times", admiration shared with the directors of the new French cinema. Today, Feuillade is placed side by side to other geniuses of the mute period of the cinema, as Griffith, Stroheim, Murnau and Gance. The episodes: 1: The Cut Head (31 minutes); 2: The Ring that Kills (13 minutes); 3: The Red Book (39 minutes); 4: The Specter (30 minutes); 5: The Escape of the Dead Man (35 minutes); 6: Hypnotic eyes (53 minutes); 7: Satanus (42 minutes); 8: The Master of the Thunder (50 minutes); 9: The Poisoner (48 minutes); 10: The Terrible Marriage (57 minutes).

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