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The Countess ()


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

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Erzebet Bathory
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Istvan Thurzo
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Gyorgy Thurzo
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Darvulia
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Dominic Vizakna
Adriana Altaras ...
Aunt Klara
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Ferenc Nadasdy
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Miklos
Maria Simon ...
Helena
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Janos
Katrin Pollitt ...
Dorothea
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Bertha
Marlis Eulitz ...
Zusanna
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Count Krajevo
Christine Mayer ...
Kaija
Henriette Confurius ...
Kayla
Helen Woigk ...
Nadia
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King Matthias
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Andreas Berthoni (as André M. Hennicke)
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Anna Bathory
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Gyorgy Bathory
Felix Vörtler ...
Reverend Matej
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Kati von Kraj
Anna Hausburg ...
Kasia von Rosenheim
Theresa Schwierske ...
Countess 1
Robert Lyons ...
Count 1
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Clockmaker
Arnd Klawitter ...
Judge
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Teacher
Doris Egbring-Kahn ...
Old Woman in Park
Sean McDonagh ...
Gravedigger
Erik Hansen ...
Bishop
Roland Florstedt ...
Old Minister
Thea Weber ...
Maid
Steffen Scheumann ...
Peasant
Lutz Blochberger ...
Peasant
Georg Prang ...
Arresting Guard
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Erzebet Aged 11 (as Ella Maria Gollmer)
Paula Hartmann ...
Erzebet Aged 6
Jack O. Berglund ...
Ferenc Nadasky Aged 5 (as Jack Owen Berglund)
Natascha Lawiszus ...
Anna Aged 16
Amber Bongard ...
Anna Aged 11
Helena Lindemann ...
Ursula Aged 14
Talia Rosenkranz ...
Ursula Aged 9
Justus Kammerer ...
Paul Aged 11
Lukas T. Berglund ...
Paul Aged 7
Paula Knüpling ...
Pola Aged 12 (as Paula Knüppling)
Audrey Käthe von Scheele ...
Pola Aged 7
Jakob Knoblauch ...
Peasant Boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sabine Firit ...
Maid 2 (uncredited)
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Anna (uncredited)
Undine Roßner ...
Dead Girl (uncredited)
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Lieutenant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Julie Delpy

Written by

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Julie Delpy ... (writer)

Produced by

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Christian Baute ... executive producer
Matthew E. Chausse ... producer
Julie Delpy ... producer
Skady Lis ... executive producer
Hengameh Panahi ... co-producer
Norbert Preuss ... associate producer
Martin Shore ... executive producer
Gordon Steel ... executive producer
Andro Steinborn ... producer
Christopher Tuffin ... producer

Music by

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Julie Delpy

Cinematography by

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Martin Ruhe

Film Editing by

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Andrew Bird

Editorial Department

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Julie Delord ... additional editor
Daniel Jakubowski ... assistant editor
Maiken Priedemann ... colorist: dailies
Stephan Zabel ... avid operator

Casting By

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Anja Dihrberg

Production Design by

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Hubert Pouille

Art Direction by

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Astrid Poeschke

Set Decoration by

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Michael Fechner

Costume Design by

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Pierre-Yves Gayraud

Makeup Department

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Tamar Aviv ... special makeup effects artist
Kerstin Gaecklein ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Hanna Hackbeil ... trainee makeup artist
Aline Hafezi ... special makeup effects artist
Juliane Hübner ... makeup artist
Janina Münch ... additional makeup artist
Anke Saboundjian ... additional makeup artist
Heiko Schmidt ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Dajana Schubert ... additional makeup artist
Jana Schulze ... additional makeup artist
Jörn Seifert ... special makeup effects artist
Anett Weber ... additional makeup artist
Katrin Westerhausen ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Peter Hermann ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Scott Kirby ... first assistant director
Ayuko Koresawa ... trainee assistant director
Stefanie Köhler ... trainee assistant director
Thorne Mutert ... second assistant director
Finn Pelke ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Melanie Aßmann ... assistant stand-by props (as Melanie Assman)
Lieven Baes ... head painter
Thomas Beier ... painter
Markus Bendler ... prop buyer / property master
Herve Bertholi ... set dresser
Hervé Berthou ... set dresser
Doris Botwen ... set painter
Andreas Bräunsdorf ... painter
Sirk Böttrich ... carpenter
Céline De Streel ... set designer
Therese Dennhardt ... painter
Frank Derpsch ... helping hand construction
Vincent Desmecht ... carpenter
Lars Dicht ... construction manager
Susanne Dietze ... carpenter
Stefan Ellsel ... helping hand construction
Jürgen Engelhardt ... carpenter
Kadi Fast ... painter
Hannes Heiner ... torture machine
Christian Hochtritt ... armourer / assistant stand-by props
Brita Hofmann ... painter
Frank Jentzsch ... metal works
Axel Kahnt ... stand-by props
Patrick Lange ... carpenter
Alexander Liebenthron ... assistant prop buyer
Detlef Lillrich ... helping hand construction
Robert Makolies ... painter
Ulrich Mieves ... carpenter
Jana Müller ... painter
Martin Müller-Lehmann ... carpenter
Thomas Nietzold ... helping hand construction
Roman Petrasch ... helping hand construction
Arvid Piasek ... carpenter
Ole Rocholi ... torture machine
Uwe Roscher ... carpenter
Matthias Röder ... set constructor (as Mathias Röder)
Günther Sand ... carpenter
Tom Schulz ... carpenter
Christoph Sieber ... sculpturer
Matthias Sieber ... carpenter
Laurent Stoffyn ... construction manager
Anja Stolakis ... helping hand construction
David Thummerer ... stand-by props: second unit
Detlef Ullrich ... helping hand construction
Jan Van Den Bussche ... carpenter
Brita Hofmann ... sculptor (uncredited)
Robert Makolies ... carpenter (uncredited) / sculptor (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Dirk Bombey ... sound recordist
Heinz Freitag ... dubbing director
Magda Habernickel ... dialogue editor
Achim Hofmann ... sound engineer
Matthias Lempert ... re-recording mixer
Henry Mayr ... sound project coordinator
Carsten Richter ... foley artist
Kai Tebbel ... supervising sound editor
Seppe van Groeningen ... boom operator
Hanse Warns ... foley mixer

Special Effects by

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Michael Apling ... special effects office coordinator: SFX Department Berlin
Nils Bleeck ... special effects technician
Christiane Rüdebusch ... special effects makeup
Bernd Wildau ... special effects foreman: SFX Department Berlin
Adolf Wojtinek ... special effects coordinator: SFX Department Berlin
Lutz Zeidler ... armorer

Visual Effects by

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Andreas Alesik ... digital artist
Marius Herzog ... digital artist
Nina Knott ... visual effects producer
Marcel Knüdeler ... digital artist
David Laubsch ... digital compositor
Abraham Schneider ... senior compositor: ARRI
Jürgen Schopper ... creative director: VFX
Manuel Voss ... digital compositor
Tobias Wiesner ... digital compositor: ARRI Digital Film

Stunts

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Sascha Girndt ... stunt performer
Armin Sauer ... stunts
Rene Schobes ... stunts
Rainer Werner ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mathias Beier ... rigging gaffer
Zoran Bravaric ... gaffer
Tilman Büttner ... steadicam operator
Julian Faust ... rigging electrician
Sandro Große ... rigging electrician (as Sandro Grosse)
Sven O. Heinze ... rigging electrician
Thomas Hübener ... crane operator
Daniel Jopp ... rigging gaffer
Sebastian Krückl ... trainee electrician
Sven Köhler ... rigging electrician
Heiko Lange ... assistant grip
Falk Oftiri ... electrician
Alexander Palm ... director of photography: second unit
Marcus Pohlus ... steadicam operator
Florian Ritter ... rigging electrician
Claudia Schnoor ... first assistant camera
Axel Scholz ... best boy
Dominik Sperling ... rigging electrician
Lars Voigtländer ... rigging electrician
Robert Wedemeyer ... key grip
Joseph Wolfsberg ... still photographer
Michael Wähner ... assistant electrician
Alex Zeihn ... electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Silke Abendschein ... additional tailor: Germany
Andrea Baran ... costume runner
Daniel Bihin ... assistant costume designer
Danielle Boutard ... costumes: main cast
Alexandra Gritzan ... costume runner
Sophie Jentzsch ... additional wardrobe
Birgitt Matzel ... additional tailor: Germany
Gregory Nelson ... additional tailor: Germany
Henning Paulmann ... assistant costume coordinator
Julia Raschke ... additional wardrobe
Dörte Schneider ... wardrobe
Almut Stier ... costume supervisor
Sabine Still ... additional wardrobe
Katrin Storz ... costume runner
Steffen Sureck ... additional tailor: Germany (as Steffen Surek)
Rémy Tremblé ... costumes: main cast
Anne Versel ... costumes: main cast
Ingrid von Skwarkli ... additional tailor: Germany
Vida Wolfbauer ... personal dresser: Julie Delpy (as Vida Magdalena Wolfbauer)

Location Management

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Sabina Doerr ... location manager
Marion Gerhardt ... location scout
Roland Gerhardt ... location scout
Christof Jork ... location manager: Berlin-Brandenburg
Benno Pastewka ... location scout
Jeronimo Wald ... additional assistant location manager
Gernot Zeglien ... location scout
Simon Zwick ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Rachel Bolt ... viola
Thomas Bowes ... orchestra leader
Peter Cobbin ... score recording engineer
Ben Foster ... conductor / orchestrator
Dave Foster ... music preparation
Lewis Jones ... pro tools recordist
Phil Knights ... music preparation
Jan Tilman Schade ... music consultant
Bruce White ... musician: viola
Jonathan Williams ... musician: cello

Script and Continuity Department

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Brian Cordray ... script consultant
Caroline Veyssière ... continuity

Transportation Department

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Jan Beger ... production driver
Jan Bludau ... car captain / personal driver: Julie Delpy
Kai Bublitz ... additional truck driver
Robert Ehlert ... additional truck driver
Siegmar Freiberg ... additional truck driver
Sven Galler ... additional truck driver
Christian Hempel ... production driver
Oliver Kujas ... additional truck driver / truck driver: touring crew
Tim Lemke ... driver: set dressing
Daniel Lorenz ... additional truck driver
Christian Ludwig ... additional truck driver
Matthias Moeske ... additional truck driver (as Matthias Möske)
Holger Möbes ... additional production driver
Robert Noack ... production driver
Marco Preikschat ... personal driver: William Hurt
Gabriela Reuter ... driver: make-up location truck
Andreas Rose ... additional truck driver
Thomas Schlegel ... additional production driver
Björn Schultheiss ... driver: costume truck
Edmund Stolle ... driver: prop
Bastian Vordank ... production driver
Cherom Weber ... additional truck driver
Uwe Zegnotat ... additional production driver

Other crew

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Naima Abed ... production legal: France
Ronny Blichweitz ... assistant set manager
Steven Borski ... production secretary
Isabel Braak ... production intern
Kristin Braun ... stand-in: Julie Delpy
André Brossmann ... set runner
Gero Brugmann ... production legal
Bailey Conway ... assistant to Mr. Tuffin
Doris Edwards ... personal assistant William Hurt / personal assistant: William Hurt
Andreas Hollenbach ... stand-in: Daniel Brühl
Ernestine Kahn ... dialogue coach
Mandy Karchmann ... assistant production coordinator
Michael Kunzler ... set manager
Marcus Lengler ... catering: Filmissimo GmbH
Skady Lis ... production executive
Robert Lyons ... reader: William Hurt
Ginger McKenzie ... reader: Julie Delpy
Caroline Müller ... set runner
Nell Pietzryek ... stand-in: Julie Delpy
Severine Racle ... production legal: France
Jessica Schulze ... production coordinator
Jane Seifert ... catering: Filmissimo GmbH
Michael Tausch ... catering: Filmissimo GmbH
Harro von Have ... production legal
Christine Wehrmann ... production financing: Commerzbank
Stefan Wolf ... set manager
Harro von Have ... legal counsel: producer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Tom Andrich ... thanks (as Thomas Andrich)
Tina Baz ... thanks (as Tina Baz Le Gal)
Mathilde Bonnefoy ... thanks: Julie Delpy wishes to thank
Kerstin Bottger ... thanks
Walter Brus ... thanks
Albert Delpy ... thanks: Julie Delpy wishes to thank
Craig A. Emanuel ... thanks: Julie Delpy wishes to thank (as Craig Emanuel)
Karl Heinz Erhard ... thanks
Fabrian Friedrich ... thanks
Kay Furtak ... thanks
Renate Fussan ... thanks
Ronald Giesse ... thanks
Scott Greenberg ... thanks: Julie Delpy wishes to thank
Johannes Hanöffner ... thanks
Rosemarie Heinze ... thanks
Franziska Heller ... thanks
Marcel Herberger ... thanks
Hardy Hochgraf ... thanks
Marlies Huhle ... thanks
Michael Jacobs ... thanks
Annegret Jesser-Winkel ... thanks
Pieter Knierriem ... thanks
Annette Krumrey ... thanks
Angelika Lasius ... thanks (as Dr. Angelika Lasius)
Silvia Lorenz ... thanks
Max ... thanks: Julie Delpy wishes to thank
Alexandre Nahon ... thanks: Julie Delpy wishes to thank (as Alex Nahon)
Solve Nitsche ... thanks
Daniela Panuschka ... thanks (as Daniela and Sven Panuschka)
Sven Panuschka ... thanks (as Daniela and Sven Panuschka)
Marie Pillet ... thanks: Julie Delpy wishes to thank
Sébastien Prangère ... thanks: Julie Delpy wishes to thank
Zoe Simijonovic ... thanks (as Sonja Zoe Simijonovic)
Dietmar Sommer ... thanks
Marc Streitenfeld ... thanks: Julie Delpy wishes to thank
Roeg Sutherland ... thanks: Julie Delpy wishes to thank
Angelika Taube ... thanks (as Dr. Angelika Taube)
Andreas Volkert ... thanks
Steffi Witzowsky ... thanks
Markus Wylegalla ... thanks
Petra Zienert ... thanks
Cornelia Ziermann ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary
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Taglines She sacrificed all for love... and sacrificed others for beauty See more »
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Also Known As
  • La comtesse (France)
  • Die Gräfin (Germany)
  • Bathory (United States)
  • La condesa (Spain)
  • Η ματωμένη κόμισσα (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Budget $8,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Version of Lust of the Vampire (1957). See more »
Soundtracks Couranta VI See more »
Quotes Erzebet Bathory: Time has no respect for beauty.
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