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Two Orphan Vampires (1997)

Les deux orphelines vampires (original title)
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A pair of teenage girls, who are blind by day, but when the sun goes down, they roam the streets to quench their thirst for blood.

Director:

Jean Rollin

Writers:

Jean Rollin (novel), Jean Rollin (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Pic Alexandra Pic ... Louise
Isabelle Teboul Isabelle Teboul ... Henriette (as Issabelle Teboul)
Natalie Perrey Natalie Perrey ... Soeur Marthe
Gudule Gudule ... Mère Supérieure (as Anne Duguël)
Bernard Charnacé Bernard Charnacé ... Le Docteur Dennary
Nada Le Hoangan Nada Le Hoangan ... Virginie
Nathalie Karsenty Nathalie Karsenty ... La Louve
Anissa Berkani-Rohmer Anissa Berkani-Rohmer ... Nicole
Véronique Djaouti Véronique Djaouti ... La Femme Chauve-souris
Brigitte Lahaie ... La Femme au fouet
Tina Aumont ... La Goule
Martin Snaric Martin Snaric ... Le peintre à New-York
Raymond Audemard Raymond Audemard ... L'épicier
Sandrine Thoquet ... Odile
Melanie Karalli Melanie Karalli ... Geneviève
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A pair of teenage girls, who are blind by day, but when the sun goes down, they roam the streets to quench their thirst for blood.

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Isabelle Teboul was terrified of hurting Bernard Charnacé with the knife and got the scene right in only the take that was used in the film. See more »

Quotes

Henriette: Our day for us is blue.
Louise: The light for us is black...
Henriette: ...and other people's sun has made us blind...
Louise: ...but when it is hidden...
Henriette: ...our dream begins.
Louise: They'll never know.
Henriette: The two blind orphans can see at night...
Louise: ...like the cat!
Henriette: Like the tiger! Like the beasts!
Louise: Want to go for a walk?
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Featured in La nuit des horloges (2007) See more »

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J'ai Aî Gagné
Written by Philippe D'Aram, Performed by Philippe D'Aram & Ars Antigua
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In the Quiet Night...
12 August 1999 | by SteevhSee all my reviews

Now *this* is the film that separates the men from the boys. If it's in-yer-face sex and horror you want; then I suggest you bugger off now, because Jean Rollin has concocted something very very different... And are you man enough to take it?

Rollin's filmic obsession with vampires- and let's face it, with erotic young women- has never looked this beautiful. Like many films to come out of Europe, this eschews huge action and movement in favour of stillness and thought. It's beautiful to look at, and within the frame Rollin has trapped a whole other world- a vivid, colourful world of rich tones and contrasts, waif-like vampires and deep brown earth. Like some kind of comfortable dream on a hot Summer's evening, 'Two Orphan Vampires' slides from plot point to plot point at its own leisure. At times there's not a lot going on; but there's always something to look at.

Perhaps the most astonishing thing about the film, is the way in which Rollin makes the tiny budget work to his advantage. We meet a vampire queen, a ghoul and a werewolf. But we are only *told* this is what they are- they appear outwardly 'normal'... and although it's a cliche to say 'our imaginations do the rest', here it is so true. Late in the film there is a scene in which one of the characters explains some of her past; stuff that Hollywood would salivate over. Rollin has her hunched over a table and s-l-o-w-l-y tracks the camera towards her. No fuss, no noise, no elaborately staged flash-backs and set-pieces. Stillness. Quiet. And an otherworldliness that will leave you changed. It's like looking at a painting that illustrates a poem you strongly admire, and finding the artist has got it just 'right'. 'Two Orphan Vampires' is a tribute to the enduring presence of Jean Rollin- a writer/director of integrity, vision and wit.

Steev


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 July 1997 (France) See more »

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Budget:

FRF3,000,000 (estimated)
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Les Films ABC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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