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Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?

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Anne Day-Jones ...
Rebecca's Mother
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Dora
Laurence Hamelin ...
Sofia
Kathleen Fee ...
Miss Bobbie
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Kiki
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Mrs. Rood
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Mr. Davies
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Rebecca's Father
Steffi Hagel ...
Young Rebecca
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Policeman
Roxan Bourdelais ...
Sofia's Boyfriend
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Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?

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Every girl has her secrets.


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Rated R for some bloody images, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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17 May 2012 (United Arab Emirates)  »

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Die Sehnsucht der Falter  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,276, 22 April 2012, Limited Release

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$3,838, 29 April 2012
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The novel studied in Mr Davies' class is "Carmilla" by Sheridan Le Fanu. The illustrations seen in the film are by David Henry Friston who illustrated the story when it appeared in serial form in "The Dark Blue", a London literary magazine of the 1870s. See more »

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Rebecca: You're wrong. The good things I remember about my father - the walks we took, the fairy tales he read to me - they all really happened.
Ernessa: He read you other fairy tales that you forgot.
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Ernessa: # My mother, she butchered me. My father, he ate me. My sister, little Anne-Marie, she gathered up the bones of me, and tied them in a silken cloth to lay under the juniper. Tweet, tweet, what a pretty bird am I! #
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Blow Away
Written by Lukas Burton and Alison Sudol
Performed by Alison Sudol (as A Fine Frenzy)
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
Published by WB Music Corp./Ampstar Music/Wowch Music (BMI)
All rights on behalf of itself and Ampstar Music
Administered by WB Music Corp. All rights reserved
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Help me! My father had talent.... poor me!
1 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Rebecca attends an all girl boarding school for tiresome adolescents in an old hotel. Through her friendship with fellow student Lucie, she has learned to re-embrace life, after the suicide of her poet father.

However, When spooky new student, Ernessa, arrives and supplants Rebecca in Lucie's affection: Rebecca becomes jealous and decides that Ernessa must be a vampire, as described by her handsome romantic fiction teacher.

Staff and students succumb to premature exits of one sort or another and Rebecca becomes more and more convinced of the malevolent and supernatural influence of Ernessa whilst desperately fighting off the urge to kill herself.

Never was the nike "just do it" campaign slogan more in my mind. This film might appeal to you if you are a teenage girl, with little imagination or cinema experience.... otherwise I would avoid it.


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