Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Der Vampir auf der Couch
Feature Film, AT/CH 2014, Farbe, 87 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2015

Director, Script: David Ruehm
Cast: Tobias Moretti, Jeanette Hain, Cornelia Ivancan, Dominic Oley, David Bennent, Karl Fischer, Erni Mangold u.a.
Camera: Martin Gschlacht
Editor: Claudio Cea
Location Sound: Patrick Storck
Music: Beat Solèr
Sounddesign: Jürg von Allmen C.A.S.
Production Design: Andreas Sobotka
Costumes: Monika Buttinger
Producers: Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr, Christof Neracher, Christian Davi, Thomas Thümena
Production: Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion
Co-production: Hugo Film Productions, in Ko-Produktion mit SRF (CH), SRG SSR (CH)


Vienna, 1932. On Sigmund Freud’s couch, a vampire complains of his suicidal thoughts. While his narcissistic wife only has a mind for her mirror image, he yearns for his faded childhood sweetheart, whom he believes to see in young Lucy. In a blaze of jealousy, the blood fountains soon spray and a relationship comedy takes its course, which playfully works out the crux with one’s self image. Until all eternity, it’s everyman for himself.

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