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Two Orphan Vampires -- A pair of teenage girls, who are blind by day, but when the sun goes down, they roam the streets to quench their thirst for blood.

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Jean Rollin (novel)
Jean Rollin (screenplay)
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9 July 1997 (France) See more »
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A pair of teenage girls, who are blind by day, but when the sun goes down, they roam the streets to quench their thirst for blood. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Jean Rollin 
 
Writing credits
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Jean Rollin  novel "Les Deux Orphelines Vampires"
Jean Rollin  screenplay

Produced by
Sam Selsky .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe D'Aram 
 
Cinematography by
Norbert Marfaing-Sintes 
 
Film Editing by
Natalie Perrey 
 
Production Management
Lionel Wallmann .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Noël Delamarre .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Véronique Djaouti .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Jean-Noël Delamarre .... title designer
Carl Morano .... location services
Natalie Perrey .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Les deux orphelines vampires" - France (original title)
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103 min
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Henriette:Our day for us is blue.
Louise:The light for us is black...
Henriette:...and other people's sun has made us blind...
Louise:...but when it is hidden...
Henriette:...our dream begins.
Louise:They'll never know.
Henriette:The two blind orphans can see at night...
Louise:...like the cat!
Henriette:Like the tiger! Like the beasts!
Louise:Want to go for a walk?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful but empty, 3 June 2012
Author: Beginthebeguine from United States

So many French film makers hide behind the term "surrealism", when what they are making is just garbage. Film is a total art form using motion, sound and text..not just one of the three elements. With Jean Rollins you get nowhere near the full package. What you do get is a very interesting series of photographs, exceptionally lighted, and edited together. Because of the photography-- I will say it is a beautiful film---what makes it even more beautiful, to watch, is the two leading actresses: Alexandra Pic (Louise) and Isabelle Teboul (Henriette). It is obvious that these two actresses are young and inexperienced, they do, nevertheless, a reasonably good job; even if they come across as walking right out of acting class. That is alright, however, since everyone has to start somewhere.

The plot is nothing more than an outline and I have to admit that I would be interested in reading the books to see how well the subject matter is covered. The dialogue is overblown and comes off as being an exercise in amateurism, not surrealism; although the actresses do their best. A plus is that the gore is minimal and looks unrealistic and the director also gets points for the absurdness of some of the "supernatural" characters the two orphan girls come across during the course of the action.

Jean Rollin passed away last year and we will not be seeing another new film by him. I think he had a wonderful eye for finding a hole in the world. By that I would consider him a true surrealist. This particular film, or any of his films for that matter, are not for everyone. He often said he did not make straight horror films, rather fantasy films. He also said he never wanted all the sex, but that is how the distributors wanted to market it. In this film there is one scene where the two embrace naked. The actresses looked uncomfortable which made me feel the same. It is a shame that a film maker has to market something in such a way that changes his vision...but that's show business; I am sure that there are many fifteen year old boys out there that a glad that it is so.

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