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A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.

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A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.

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She sacrificed all for love... and sacrificed others for beauty


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Ethan Hawke was originally part of the cast. See more »

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(at around 1h 15mins) The fifth book on the bookshelf is the "Dictionnaire De Boyer". Abel Boyer was born in 1664 and did write a French-English dictionary. Countess Báthory died in 1614. See more »

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Erzebet Bathory: Time has no respect for beauty.
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Remake of Countess Dracula (1971) See more »

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Couranta VI
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Written by Isaak Pesch
From the album "Telemusik"
© & ® Peter Lamprecht
Courtesy of Solinger Streichquartett/Peter Lamprecht
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diving into love and darkness
29 November 2009 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

from an anglo-centric and a male-centric point of view, this movie sucks, of course...

from any other point of view, The Countess is a very well orchestrated piece of story-telling.

a dark portrait of a dark age. a tale of love and madness. but did our emotions evolved so much as our techniques?

as it starts: "history is the tale told by the victors. who are the victors? barbaric warriors, mad kings and greedy traitors. mainly most of our history is made of fables fabricated by those glorious victors."

as till today, history is male's victory... here you got a female's tale... see for yourself. i can only tell: i dove into it


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