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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

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A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too.
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Deacon (as Jonathan Brugh)
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Stu (as Stuart Rutherford)
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Petyr
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Jackie
Elena Stejko ...
Pauline Ivanovich, The Beast
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Julian
Karen O'Leary ...
Officer O'Leary
Mike Minogue ...
Officer Minogue
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Josephine
Ian Harcourt ...
Zombie
Ethel Robinson ...
Katherine
Brad Harding ...
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Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. Written by Production

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Some interviews with some Vampires

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for bloody violent content, some sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

5 Zimmer Küche Sarg  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$128,520 (USA) (20 February 2015)

Gross:

$3,333,000 (USA) (8 May 2015)
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(Spanish dubbing mix)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene in the bar when the viewer first meets Jackie, the song "The Captain" by The Phoenix Foundation is playing in the background. The band is based in Wellington, NZ, where the movie is set and filmed. See more »

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The Unholy Masquerade occurs on 6 June 2013, depicted as a full moon night in Wellington. In reality, the moon there was a waning crescent that night. See more »

Quotes

Vladislav: We're vampires, we don't put down towels.
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References Dracula (1992) See more »

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Taku Reo
Performed by Ria Hall
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Outstanding, The Office meets The Flying Conchords
21 July 2014 | by (Auckland NZ) – See all my reviews

I laughed and laughed and laughed.

This is not a Vampire Movie, this is a mockumentary about some flatmates who happen to be vampires, just, y'know, incidentally.

It is laugh-out-loud (LOL, young people) funny for extended periods. There is a lot of under-stated humour, but it has the feel of Peter Jackson's Bad Taste, made on weekends over an extended period - "what can we do in this scene to make it even funnier?"

Being from NZ, I feel unsure whether I am on the the inside of an in-joke (the police officers, for example) but plenty of people seemed to get the Conchords, so who knows, really.

If you "get" The Office and you "get" The Conchords, you'll love it.

For true.

Bro.


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