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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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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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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
In the Quiet Night..., 12 August 1999
Author: Steevh from Hastings, England

Now *this* is the film that separates the men from the boys. If it's in-yer-face sex and horror you want; then I suggest you bugger off now, because Jean Rollin has concocted something very very different... And are you man enough to take it?

Rollin's filmic obsession with vampires- and let's face it, with erotic young women- has never looked this beautiful. Like many films to come out of Europe, this eschews huge action and movement in favour of stillness and thought. It's beautiful to look at, and within the frame Rollin has trapped a whole other world- a vivid, colourful world of rich tones and contrasts, waif-like vampires and deep brown earth. Like some kind of comfortable dream on a hot Summer's evening, 'Two Orphan Vampires' slides from plot point to plot point at its own leisure. At times there's not a lot going on; but there's always something to look at.

Perhaps the most astonishing thing about the film, is the way in which Rollin makes the tiny budget work to his advantage. We meet a vampire queen, a ghoul and a werewolf. But we are only *told* this is what they are- they appear outwardly 'normal'... and although it's a cliche to say 'our imaginations do the rest', here it is so true. Late in the film there is a scene in which one of the characters explains some of her past; stuff that Hollywood would salivate over. Rollin has her hunched over a table and s-l-o-w-l-y tracks the camera towards her. No fuss, no noise, no elaborately staged flash-backs and set-pieces. Stillness. Quiet. And an otherworldliness that will leave you changed. It's like looking at a painting that illustrates a poem you strongly admire, and finding the artist has got it just 'right'. 'Two Orphan Vampires' is a tribute to the enduring presence of Jean Rollin- a writer/director of integrity, vision and wit.

Steev

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