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Night of the Living Dorks (2004) More at IMDbPro »Die Nacht der lebenden Loser (original title)

Night of the Living Dorks -- Three not-so-cool school friends decide to try a old voodoo ritual. Later, they die in a car accident, but live on as zombies. But being a zombie has advantages, too...


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4 November 2004 (Germany) See more »
Three not-so-cool school friends decide to try a old voodoo ritual. Later, they die in a car accident, but live on as zombies. But being a zombie has advantages, too... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Definitely funny if a little too much like an American teen flick See more (17 total) »


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Tino Mewes ... Philip
Manuel Cortez ... Wurst

Thomas Schmieder ... Konrad
Collien Ulmen-Fernandes ... Rebecca (as Collien Fernandes)
Hendrik Borgmann ... Wolf
Nadine Germann ... Uschi
Sissi Perlinger ... Frau Fleischhacker
Henry Gründler ... Herr Fleischhacker
Patricia Thielemann ... Frau Niedermacher
Oliver Grober ... Gunther

Tom Lass ... Frederik
Tim Wilde ... Sportlehrer Stalin

Daniel Krauss ... Zivi 1
Sebastian Kroehnert ... Zivi 2
Walter Gontermann ... Direktor
Peter Rappenglück ... Schulkoch
Christian Schneller ... Bennat
Marcus Morlinghaus ... Medizinstudent
Simon Gosejohann ... Cornelius
Jakob M. Erwa ... Kiffer
Tibor Weigel ... Schüchterner Schüler
Julia Fischer ... Susi
Simon Eibelshäuser ... Skinhead
Arzu Bazman ... Krankenschwester
Heinrich Giskes ... Professor
Luther Patris ... Vater Haiti-Familie
Faiza Burmann-Greene ... Mutter Haiti-Familie
Christiana Bukalo ... Kind Haiti-Familie

Jaymes Butler ... Haiti-Zombie
Jörg Witte ... Polizist Party
Christian Münch ... Armin aus der 8.
Sandra Jozipovic ... Reiches Mädel (as Sandra Jozpovic)
Anton Penkovski ... Sandkastenschüler
Susanne Richter ... Heisse Braut
Stephan Karasz ... Freund Heisse Braut
Natalie Kuster ... Party-Mädel
Hendrik Boeing ... 2. Freund Wolf
Jacques Alomo ... Kifferfreund
Tristan Böttcher ... Zivi 3
Christoph Schütte ... Patient
Claudia Pupeter ... Krankenschwester 2
Nicole Krejci ... Mutter mit Säugling
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Désirée Siyum ... Uschi's Freundin
Mathias Dinter ... Corpse (uncredited)
Florian Erhard ... Running policeman (uncredited)
Wolfgang Küchler ... eBuy guy (uncredited)
Florian Lutz ... Man in Gay Disziplin magazine (uncredited)
Axel Neumann ... Penner (uncredited)
Silke Sijmons ... Heisse Lehrerin / Taufmutter (uncredited)
Josefina Vilsmaier ... Kleines Mädchen (uncredited)
Max von Sydow ... Taufvater (uncredited)

Directed by
Mathias Dinter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mathias Dinter 

Produced by
Marion Dany .... executive producer
Mischa Hofmann .... producer
Philip Voges .... producer
Original Music by
Andreas Grimm 
Cinematography by
Stephan Schuh 
Film Editing by
Cornelie Strecker  (as Connie Strecker)
Casting by
Rita Serra-Roll 
Production Design by
Florian Lutz 
Costume Design by
Janne Birck 
Makeup Department
Gregor Eckstein .... special makeup effects artist
Maike Heinlein .... makeup artist
Jeannette Latzelsberger .... makeup department head
Production Management
Karlheinz Ganzer .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Florian Erhard .... first assistant director
Art Department
Wolfgang Küchler .... property master
Sound Department
Josh Amaral .... sound recordist
Bastien Benkhelil .... sound editor
Bastien Benkhelil .... sound recordist
Quirin Böhm .... sound
João Da Costa Pinto .... sound editor
Daniel Dietenberger .... sound designer
Stephan Fandrych .... adr editor
Stephan Fandrych .... dubbing mixer
Michael Mitra .... adr editor
Roland Platz .... foley artist
Roland Platz .... special sound recording
Hubertus Rath .... sound re-recording mixer
Santiago Recio .... sound re-recording mixer
Hans Emanuel Vogel .... foley recordist
Special Effects by
Sebastian Bulst .... special effects technician
Birger Laube .... special effects makeup
Helmut Neudorfer .... special effects technician
Hans Neurohr .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Michaela Braun .... team assistant: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Falk Büttner .... compositing artist
Gerrit Corsmeyer .... compositing artist
Gabriel Dedic .... digital colorist: scan&record35
Damian Doennig .... digital effects artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Nadine Freder .... digital clean-up: scan&record35
Thomas Ganshorn .... digital effects artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Doreen Gerschau .... digital clean-up: scan&record35
Christian Godzik .... digital effects artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Sebastian Holbl .... compositing artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Thomas Klieber .... digital effects artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Jan Krupp .... visual effects supervisor: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Roland Langschwert .... digital effects artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Melissa Lippisch .... digital clean-up: scan&record35
Helene Marinoff .... visual effects production manager: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Angel Pedro Martinez .... visual effects
Felix Messerschmitt .... digital effects artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Andreas Nehls .... digital effects artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Christian Pokorny .... visual effects consultant: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Mario Rafael .... compositing artist
Michael Ralla .... compositing artist
Julia Reinhard .... compositing artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Norbert Ruf .... compositing artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Phillipp Sauermann .... digital effects artist
Michael Scheffler .... systems administrator: scan&record35
Verena Scheunemann .... compositing artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Kerstin Schiessl .... digital clean-up: scan&record35
Silvio Schwarz .... compositing artist
Alexander Seefelder .... compositing artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Sebastian Stanek .... matchmove artist
Martin Treydte .... digital effects artist
Ismat Zaidi .... visual effects production manager: scan&record 35
Martin Zwanzger .... main title design
Tilman Paulin .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Torsten Jerabek .... stunt coordinator
Mac Steinmeier .... stunts: Stuntteam Steinmeier/Mohr
Bastian Volkmer .... stunt player
Bastian Volkmer .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Dario Jozic .... co-camera operator
Jens Wischnewski .... video operator
Editorial Department
Mark S. Hölscher .... second assistant editor
Isabella Nwankwo .... editor: English script
Music Department
Frank Jastfelder .... music supervisor
Nico Schuette .... sound engineer
Other crew
Isabella Nwankwo .... translator: English script
Pierre Peters-Arnolds .... voice dubbing
Greg Picard .... studio assistant
Alban Rehnitz .... script supervisor
Silke Sijmons .... production assistant
Tassilo Singhammer .... dancing double: Thomas Schmieder
Max von Sydow .... production secretary
Patrick Zorer .... production executive

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Die Nacht der lebenden Loser" - Germany (original title)
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Germany:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Director Mathias Dinter asked Tim Wilde to play the part of Stalin with R. Lee Ermey's Gunnery Sergeant Hartman from Full Metal Jacket (1987) in mind.See more »
Factual errors: When the three wake up in the morgue as zombies they are wearing hospital gowns. They were all DOA from the car accident. Dead bodies would not be dressed in hospital gowns to go to the morgue.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs Thriller (1983) (TV)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Definitely funny if a little too much like an American teen flick, 13 February 2008
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

As others have said this is kind "Revenge of the Nerds" meets "Night of the Living Dead". It's also kind of sweet and romantic in a way. It kind of reminded me of Bob Balaban's underrated horror/comedy "My Boyfriend's Back" released about ten years ago or "Idle Hands" a little more recently. After participating in a hilariously screwed-up graveyard ritual with some half-assed satanists, three nerdy losers are killed in car accident (which results from a hilarious bong-related mishap), and come back to life as zombies. They decide to use their undead abilities to get revenge on their enemies and chase after the girls of their dreams.

To this movie's credit it's very funny, and all the characters, especially the three protagonists, are well-drawn and likable. There's also some subtle jokes like the characters attending "Friedrich Nietzsche High School" (which actually might not be a joke in Germany) and the homosexual gym teacher named "Mr. Stalin". The downside though is it's a little too much like a modern-day American teen movie (which makes it pretty ironic that Hollywood is apparently going to remake this). The teens are ridiculously horny even by teenage standards and there is no end to the gross-out, sexually related humor, yet there is also very little (female) nudity. The main protagonist is in love with an icy Aryan blonde, but in typical Hollywood teen movie fashion doesn't seem to notice that the "goth" girl-next-door who taught him how to kiss is absolutely gorgeous. I also wish it were even more "politically incorrect"--the funniest scenes are the ones Hollywood would have been too leery to put in a teen movie, like the irresponsible dope smoking while driving or the scene where the dim-witted satanists accidentally draw a Star of David instead of a pentagram ("The only thing you're going to summon with that is the Jewish Council!").

If you are going to watch a modern-day teenage movie though, you could certainly do worse than this (a lot worse).

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