Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi.

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Mark Waters

Writers:

Richelle Mead (novel), Daniel Waters (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoey Deutch ... Rose Hathaway
Lucy Fry ... Lissa Dragomir
Danila Kozlovskiy ... Dimitri Belikov
Gabriel Byrne ... Victor Dashkov
Dominic Sherwood ... Christian Ozera
Olga Kurylenko ... Headmistress Kirova
Sarah Hyland ... Natalie
Cameron Monaghan ... Mason
Sami Gayle ... Mia
Ashley Charles ... Jesse
Claire Foy ... Ms. Karp
Joely Richardson ... Queen Tatiana
Dominique Tipper ... Guardian Gabriela
Edward Holcroft ... Aaron
Bronté Terrell ... Camilla (as Bronté Norman-Terrell)
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Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir's Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements - water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi and the last of her line, with whom she has a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St Vladimir's, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means. Written by jessieyf1

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Blood is family. Blood is pain. And blood is death. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, bloody images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Lucy Fry did not receive a callback for the first casting. When the producers started accepting self-tapes she submitted one that landed her a studio callback. See more »

Goofs

In the film while fighting Natalie, Rose breaks her arm, and can't even get up to defend herself. When Dimitri comes down to save her she is able to pick herself off the floor and restrain Natalie to the prison door with leather. And in the next scene she is wearing a cast. She would not have been able to maneuver her arm the way she did in the previous scenes if it was injured. See more »

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[first lines]
Lissa Dragomir: [about a song on the radio] Oh, Father, turn it up.
Rose Hathaway: Please, Mr. Dragomir, I love this song.
Andre: This song is sick... the traditional "vomit" definition of the word.
Lissa Dragomir: Shut up, Andre. Me and Rose want to hear it.
Lissa's Mom: "Rose and I," Lissa, "Rose and I."
Lissa's Dad: I think the tune is rather catchy.
[reaches for the radio just as an oncoming car crosses the center line]
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Blade II (2019) See more »

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Bounce
Written by Iggy Azalea (as Amethyst Kelly), Speedy J (as Jachem George Paap), Mark Hadfield, Mike Di Scala, Natalie Sims, Oladayo Olatunji and Talay Riley
Performed by Iggy Azalea
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for Vampires
6 July 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The teenagers Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir (Lucy Fry) are best friend and escapee from the St. Vladimir's Academy for more than one year. When the guardian Dimitri Belikov (Danila Kozlovsky) from the St Vladimir's Academy and his team find the girls, they bring them back to the academy. Rose is a Dhampir, a good half human-half vampire breed that can eat regular food and are trained to protect the Moroi from the evil immortal vampires Strigoi. Lissa is a Princess of the Moroi, a good mortal breed of vampires that feed of blood from donors and is capable to control one of the four elements.

When they return, the Headmistress Kirova (Olga Kurylenko) intends to punish Rose, but the old Moroi Victor Dashkov (Gabriel Byrne), who was a friend of Lissa's family, dissuades Kirova from her intent. Lissa dates her outcast schoolmate Christian Ozera (Dominic Sherwood) but unexpectedly she is threatened by someone that wishes to harm her. Victor's daughter Natalie (Sarah Hyland) joins Rose and Lissa to help them to seek out who might be the enemy.

"Vampire Academy" is an entertaining fantasy with a story that is a sort of combination of "Harry Potter" with "Twilight". Zoey Deutch is gorgeous and charming and if the viewer sees this feature with low expectation, he or she might have a pleasant surprise. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Academia de Vampiros: O Beijo das Sombras" ("Vampire Academy: The Shadow Kiss")


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,921,742, 9 February 2014

Gross USA:

$7,791,979

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,642,346
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2.35 : 1
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