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Vlad Tepes (1979)

Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula, fights the Ottoman Turks on the battlefield and the Hungarian Boyars in his court.

Director:

Doru Nastase

Writer:

Mircea Mohor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefan Sileanu Stefan Sileanu ... Vlad Tepes
Ernest Maftei Ernest Maftei ... Manzila
Emanoil Petrut Emanoil Petrut ... Armasul Stoica
Teofil Vâlcu Teofil Vâlcu ... Albu
Alexandru Repan Alexandru Repan ... Mahomed al II-lea
Constantin Codrescu Constantin Codrescu ... Iunus Beg
George Constantin George Constantin ... Mitropolitul Munteniei
Constantin Barbulescu Constantin Barbulescu ... Starostele negustorilor
Ion Marinescu Ion Marinescu ... Mahmud Pasa
Silviu Stanculescu Silviu Stanculescu ... Sava
Vasile Cosma Vasile Cosma ... Mogos
Petre Simionescu Petre Simionescu
György Kovács György Kovács ... Szilágyi
Mihai Paladescu Mihai Paladescu ... Papa Pius al II-lea
Petre Gheorghiu-Dolj Petre Gheorghiu-Dolj ... (as Petre Gheorghiu Dolj)
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Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula, fights the Ottoman Turks on the battlefield and the Hungarian Boyars in his court.

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

8 January 1979 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Vlad the Impaler: The True Life of Dracula See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Production Co:

Romania Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Five films featuring Vlad Tepes' fictional counterpart Count Dracula were released in the same year: Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Love at First Bite (1979), Dracula (1979), Nocturna (1979) and Dracula Blows His Cool (1979). See more »

Quotes

Vlad Tepes: It is not your country, boyars. You belong to this country. And me as well, I belong to this country. One says Ladislau of Hungary, not Hungary of Ladislau, Kazimir of Poland, not Poland of Kazimir. If it weren't this way, the countries would perish with their lords, and with their boyars.
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Featured in Dracula: The True Story (1997) See more »

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More than just a movie
13 January 2015 | by un1See all my reviews

The movie "Vlad Țepeș" presents us the life and deeds of Vlad the Impaler during his reign, the challenges he faces and the sheer determination he had to overcome them.

The acting, costumes and scenery are all top, as well as the historicity of the actions in the movie, but the real thing that makes the movie special is Vlad and his deeds, it's more than a life lesson, it's a new moral understanding that he left his people as a legacy, that things can be different, that evil can be defeated, and by not only opposing but actually fighting the typical human weaknesses and wickedness, he managed to stay in the collective memory of his people and foes, thus becoming an immortal, and the personification both cruelty and righteousness and that the human spirit can indeed cleanse itself and get closer to perfection and justice by deeds rather than words.

This movie should be an inspiration for all humanity, willpower overcomes evilness and weakness, and sets us free.


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