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We Are the Night (2010)

Wir sind die Nacht (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 28 October 2010 (Germany)
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In Berlin, a cop closes in on an all-female vampire trio who just took in a new member, Lena.

Director:

Dennis Gansel

Writers:

Jan Berger (screenplay), Dennis Gansel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karoline Herfurth ... Lena
Nina Hoss ... Louise
Jennifer Ulrich ... Charlotte
Anna Fischer Anna Fischer ... Nora
Max Riemelt ... Tom
Arved Birnbaum Arved Birnbaum ... Lummer
Steffi Kühnert ... Lenas Mutter
Jochen Nickel ... Bewährungshelfer
Ivan Shvedoff ... van Gogh
Nic Romm Nic Romm ... Olsen
Manuel Depta Manuel Depta ... Russenschläger 1
Tomas Jester Tomas Jester ... Russenschläger 2
Waléra Kanischtscheff ... Wasja
Christian Näthe Christian Näthe ... Wachmann 1
Tom Jahn ... Wachmann 2
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Storyline

The vampires Louise, Charlotte and Nora arrive in Berlin after attacking the passengers and crew of an airplane in a flight to Paris. The leader Louise has been looking for centuries for her missed love and Charlotte misses her daughter that she saw in 1923 for the last time. Meanwhile, the smalltime pickpocket Lena steals a Russian mobster and is chased by Detective Tom. When Lena goes to a nightclub, the lesbian Louise believes that Lena is the love of her life and transforms her into a vampire. Lena initially feels lost with the transformation, but sooner she joins the trio of vampires in their nightlife. When the pack of vampires attacks a group of criminals, the police department investigates the case and hunts the women without knowing the risks that they are taking. Meanwhile the lonely Tom and the Lena fall in love with each other; but the unrequited love of Louise for Lena jeopardizes the couple. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Immortal. Insatiable.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

28 October 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

We Are the Night See more »

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Budget:

€6,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the Mädchen, Mädchen-series Karoline Herfurth also plays a character named Lena. The first film in that series was directed by Dennis Gansel. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Nora: Then why did we go to Paris?
Louise: You should not have killed the pilot.
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Better than TWILIGHT which does not means much
12 August 2011 | by abisioSee all my reviews

Germans tried to create their own Vampire franchise with "We are the Night" with mixed results. Compared with any of the TWILIGHT movies; this looks like a masterpiece; but with really great movies like NOSFERATU (in any of its version) this is just a clichéd movie with a few original ideas.

The most interesting things are dialogs which based on my very limited German and subtitles seemed really smart. Another is that even when vampires are only women and there is a lot of lesbian innuendo; the movie is far from exploitative. There is no feminine nudity, no sexual scenes and a very PC moral message (here, nobody is happy to be a vampire). Even violence in the movie is more suggested than shown (there are a few brief strong scenes ; but mostly for the surprise effect ) . Lena, a minor delinquent is converted by Lena; an old bored vampire looking for her great love. Louise has two other vampires girlfriends; all living like "Sex and the City" in Berlin. An excess of glamour and luxury just to cover their empty lives. Lena is not very happy with her unwanted changes; particularly because she has a certain interest in a policeman; something forbidden by Louise for two reasons; he does not want men and even less policemen. There is not much more happening. The first act is strong but after Lena conversion, the second act looks extracted from "SEX AND THE CITY". The drama could have been really interesting if we knew something about each woman; but aside from a few dialogs and little back story about one of them; the others are pretty much a mysteries nobody cares to solve. The third act is more action driven and it is very effective with just the necessary amount of special effects in order to get things realistic. In brief; it is not a bad movie; but considering it comes for the country that re-invented cinema and the vampire genre; it is below expectations.


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