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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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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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?

The last twenty minutes were cut from the movie and re-shot half a year after the original shoot. Several new endings were discussed closely with Producer Bernd Eichinger, including an ending in which Konrad, now a bad-ass zombie, joins a biker gang. The original ending can be found both on the german and the English DVD.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:
References Fight Club (1999)See more »


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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Immensely entertaining!, 18 March 2006
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

A German horror comedy that successfully spoofs all possible clichés of zombie films without ever paying any disrespect to the real genre classics or ending up as a retarded 90 minutes joke itself??? It's almost impossible to accept such a thing exists and yet here's Mathias Dinter's "Night of the Living Dorks"! I swear, unless you absolutely have no sense of humor in you, you can't but enjoy this silly story about three typical German high-school nerds that suddenly move up the social ladder because they have the strength and advantages of the living dead. In a desperate attempt to conquer a girl's heart (and body), Philip and his friends Konrad and Wurst (what's in a name) undergo a voodoo ritual and become soiled by the ashes of a dead Haitian zombie. There's no result at first but, after a car accident, our jolly trio is immune to pain and has developed an insatiable desire for raw meat. While Konrad and Wurst are having the time of their lives abusing their zombie powers, Philip turns to his loving neighbor girl for a cure. This light-headed and spirited production contains all the necessary ingredients to guarantee brainless entertainment and yet a lot more, too. Whereas other German movies are frequently uptight (no offense to any German readers...), "Night of the Living Dorks" specifically focuses on laughing with stereotypes and even the country's own national history. All the gags and references towards classic films in the script already featured in previous zombie comedies and yet this movie still feels fresh and innovating. Even the jokes that aren't zombie-related, like soft-drug usage or the "crush on teacher"-syndrome, are effective and will make you chuckle. The acting of the boys is pretty good, while the girls all look ravishing and show quite a bit of naked flesh. The gory situations aren't as outrageous as I thought, which is probably due to the German rating system, but there certainly is some nice sloth to enjoy. Many will disagree, maybe, but I think this pleasant German surprise doesn't have to yield much to similar movies like "Shaun of the Dead", "Return of the Living Dead" or "The Dead Hate The Living". Bring out the six-packs of beer!

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