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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jürgen Jung ...
Hans-Dieter Jendreyko ...
Joseph (as Hans Dieter Jendreyko)
Paul Albert Krumm ...
Hertha von Walther ...
Thomas' Mutter
Oskar von Schab ...
Professor
Ilona Grübel ...
Eleonore
Sofie Strehlow ...
Alte Frau (as Sophie Strehlow)
Gaby Herbst
Henry Liposca ...
Gnom
Christine Ratej ...
Elisabeth
Arthur Brauss ...
Adolf
Dietrich Kerky ...
Eberhard (as Hans-Dieter Kerky)
Wilfried Klaus ...
Pfarrer (as Winfried Klaus)
Monica Teuber ...
(as Monika Teuber)
Walter Feuchtenberg ...
Lenas Vater)
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Unusual twist on vampire mythology supposes one important difference from most movies: daylight does not harm vampires. With this weakness removed, by the 16th or 17th century vampires have become the aristocracy, controlling government and exploiting the few remaining, destitute humans as food and servants. A desperate group of humans elects young Jonathan to lead a mission intent of destroying all the vampires, but the vampires attempt to foil him at every turn. Written by Anon.

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Ases Tod
and "Der letzte Frühling"
Written by Edvard Grieg
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An original version of Dracula

Geissendorfer's first feature was an original approach to Bram Stoker's Dracula, but it is seldom mentioned in most studies of vampirism on film. Jonathan must fight against wild and aristocratic vampires, who do not stop at anything to satisfy their thirst for blood. Cows, sheep, chickens, anything is left bloodless in this outrageous film, which luckily is also funny.


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