A penniless Soviet refugee who dreams of making a career in Hollywood at the end of the 1920s, falls in love with a wealthy young vampiress spending the summer at the seaside with her awkward servant – with unforeseen consequences.
Radlmaier’s script was praised by the jury as being “extravagant, bizarre, and hilarious” when he was presented with the Golden Lola for Best Unfilmed Screenplay during Berlinale 2019.
DIRECTOR: Julian Radlmaier
VERSION: German (OV) with French, English Subtitles
RUNNING TIME: 125 min
RELEASE: Grandfilm, Germany Q2, 2021
Bloodsuckers is certainly one of the coolest movies in recent memory in that it is unapologetically itself. It’s a unique blend of art house cinema and cult-classic-to-be that fills a void that we didn’t know existed.DISAPPOINTMENT MEDIA
Berlin Hidden Gem: Karl Marx, Sergei Eisenstein and Bourgeois Vampires Unite in 'Bloodsuckers'.THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
in the absurdly grotesque reality of Radlmeier's film, traces of Kharms' aesthetics are clearly visibleBBC WORLD SERVICE