MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 507 this week

The Countess (2009)

Not Rated  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  25 June 2009 (Germany)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 5,772 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 36 critic

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

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 14 Sep 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 20 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 36 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 09 Jan 2014
 
a list of 47 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Countess" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Countess (2009)

The Countess (2009) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Countess.

User Polls

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell victim to mens aspirations for power and wealth.

Director: Juraj Jakubisko
Stars: Anna Friel, Karel Roden, Vincent Regan
Skylab (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In July 1979, during the Summer holidays, in a house somewhere in Brittany, a whole family (parents, uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives) are gathered to celebrate Granny Amandine's ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Delpy
Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Emmanuelle Riva, Eric Elmosnino
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Manhattan couple Marion and Mingus, who each have children from prior relationships, find their comfortable family dynamic jostled by a visit from Marion's relatives.

Director: Julie Delpy
Stars: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Marion and Jack try to rekindle their relationship with a visit to Paris, home of Marion's parents -- and several of her ex-boyfriends.

Director: Julie Delpy
Stars: Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Brühl
The Bathory Legend (TV Series 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Stars: Gábor Dorcsák, György Dörner, Dorottya Farsang
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An English teacher brings soccer from England to Germany in the late 19th Century by teaching it to his class.

Director: Sebastian Grobler
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Burghart Klaußner, Thomas Thieme
Guilty Hearts (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Six short stories from the heart and what made them bleed....

Directors: George Augusto, Savina Dellicour, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Kathy Bates, Gerard Butler, Julie Delpy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Julie Delpy
Stars: Emily Wagner, Julie Delpy, Billy Wirth
Bathory I (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After the death of his mother, Angela, a young nurse, meets Lucia, the premium has not seen for years, from when they were teenagers. Lucia is now a photographer and performs dark rituals with their lovers.

Director: Ernesto Aguilar
Stars: Josefina Recio, Laura Nevole, Maria Heller
Lolo (2015)
Comedy
Director: Julie Delpy
Stars: Julie Delpy, Dany Boon, Vincent Lacoste
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Director: Elizabeth Nixon
Stars: Angel Izard, Tilke Hill, Kathleen Denecke
King's Road (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After 3 years abroad Junior returns to Iceland with his set of problems hoping that his father can sort them out but his homecoming isn't quite what he had expected.

Director: Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Stars: Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Daniel Brühl, Gísli Örn Garðarsson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Adriana Altaras ...
Charly Hübner ...
...
Maria Simon ...
...
Katrin Pollitt ...
Anna Maria Mühe ...
Bertha
Marlis Eulitz ...
Zusanna
Christine Mayer ...
Kaija
Henriette Confurius ...
Kayla
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

25 June 2009 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Bathory  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Julie Delpy revealed in a 2014 interview with entertainment reporter Darby Maloney that the film was a huge success in France, so successful that she is practically guaranteed financial backing from French financiers for any project she wants to pursue in the future. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Erzebet Bathory: God, you have abandoned me. In war hundreds are killed and tortured and they are left there to rot and feed the vultures. And yet, we glorify our warriors. We give them laurel wreaths and honors. But all I get is torment, I cannot be humiliated this way. Give me an illness that will kill me fast. I cannot do it myself, I must go to heaven. Amen.
See more »

Connections

Remake of Countess Dracula (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Passacaglio
Capriccio Stravagante & Skip Sempe
Written by Biagio Marini
© & ® 1991 Harmonica Mundi
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent movie
15 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The legend of the Red Countess, like that of Dracula and so many others has yielded several theatrical and film adaptations. The challenge is to make something new with this ancient legend, and to try to be equal to the great directors who brilliantly tackled the subject. Julie Delpy likes challenges of this kind. Not only did she write the script, direct, act, and compose the music, but her adaptation can compete with what I thought was the best previous film adaptation of the legend by Walerian Borowczyk (from the collection called Immoral Tales, and with Paloma Picasso). Delpy acknowledges her debt to this director through a number of details that those familiar with Borowczyk's works can recognize. Another great reference is Coppola's Dracula, of which Delpy borrowed the lyrical and tragic tones. Of course,this can only situate Delpy's aesthetic choices, and much of her originality rests in her interpretation of the legend. Here, she blends her own speculations about the Countess's character and motivation with historical facts, to make a new and provocative statement about the legend. The best way to see this film is to compare it with the other adaptations not as much to see who spent the money the most intelligently, but what each director has to say through the same legend.


7 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did anyone else feel that the acting was just... gabbyslp
History vs. Hollywood maxvaughn
i'm overwhealmingly CONFUSED masha_xo
This movie is a turkey in pretty clothes. cinema_show
It doesn't work? Baal_Azazel
DVD/ Release Date edelhenry
Discuss The Countess (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?