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Therapy for a Vampire (2014)

Der Vampir auf der Couch (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Horror | 19 December 2014 (Austria)
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Sigmund Freud's newest patient is a vampire fed up with his undying relationship with his wife.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anatole Taubman ... Ignaz, der Einbrecher
Tobias Moretti ... Graf Geza von Közsnöm
Dominic Oley Dominic Oley ... Viktor
Cornelia Ivancan Cornelia Ivancan ... Lucy
Karl Fischer ... Dr. Sigmund Freud
Julia Jelinek Julia Jelinek ... Dienstmädchen
Lars Rudolph ... Oscar
Erni Mangold Erni Mangold ... Fräulein Sedlacek
Katharina Gorgi Katharina Gorgi ... Aufgespießte
Jeanette Hain ... Gräfin Elsa von Közsnöm
Verena Altenberger ... Frau im Dirndl
David Bennent ... Radul
Dominic Marcus Singer ... Bote mit Blumen
Christoph F. Krutzler Christoph F. Krutzler ... Olaf
Tobias Ofenbauer Tobias Ofenbauer ... Klaus Heinrich


Vienna 1932. One evening Sigmund Freud finds a new patient on his couch. A mysterious Count, burdened by the weight his great existential secret, haunted by the death of a lover 500 years in the past and tired of his eternally long life with his wife. What Freud does not know is that the patient is a vampire. The vain Countess incessantly complains about not being able to look at herself in a mirror, the count tells the professor. Unaware of the fact that the count and his wife are vampires, Freud introduces his mysterious patient to a young painter, Viktor, who paints portraits that express more than a mirror ever could. While visiting the painter, the count takes an instant shine to Viktor's girlfriend Lucy - more so than Viktor and the countess would like. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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500 years of marriage... is enough.


Comedy | Horror


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Austria | Switzerland



Release Date:

19 December 2014 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Schatten des Spiegels See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria See more »


Box Office


EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,361, 12 June 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Gräfin Elsa von Közsnöm: Viktor Huma? Am I in the right place?
Viktor: Yes.
Gräfin Elsa von Közsnöm: I have a commission for you. May I come in?
Viktor: Yes.
Gräfin Elsa von Közsnöm: Can you say it?
Viktor: Say what?
Gräfin Elsa von Közsnöm: That I can come in.
Viktor: Yes, of course. Please come in.
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U bist in letzter Zeit so schrecklich blond geworden
Composed by Leon Golzman, Franz Grothe
Lyrics by Fritz Rotter
Performed by Dol Dauber Dance Orchestra
Vocals by Austin Egen
Publishing company: Bosworth Music GmbH, Berlin
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Sucking the life out of every vampire joke ever
15 March 2018 | by backwardsirisSee all my reviews

THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE is an Austrian vampire comedy that involves two vampires, two humans & Sigmund Freud in a kind of slapstick love-quadrilateral. The jokes were a bit corny (vampire to Freud: "I no longer have a thirst for life") & I wish the film had actually focused on the THERAPY part, rather than the silliness of vampires falling in love (or lust) with humans. Why even get Freud involved if psychoanalysis isn't going to play a central plot point? The costuming & ambience were nice to look at, although the lighting was a little soap opera-esque (was that on purpose?). Meh.

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