‘Therapy For A Vampire.’
“Therapy For A Vampire” Who doesn’t love a vamp/com? Comedy and the living dead, be they dead, dead as zombies or dead and elegant as vampires, has a long history. Here is another one in the good column
Count von Közsnöm (Tobias Moretti) has lost his thirst for life, and his marriage to Countess Gräfin Elsa von Közsnöm (Jeanette Hain) cooled centuries ago. Fortunately, Sigmund Freud (Karl Fischer) is accepting new patients; the good doctor suggests the Count appease his vain wife by commissioning a portrait of her by his assistant, Viktor (Dominic Oley). But it’s Viktor’s headstrong girlfriend Lucy (Cornelia Ivancan) who most intrigues the Count, convinced she’s the reincarnation of his one true love. Soon, the whole crowd is a hilarious mess of mistaken identities and misplaced affections in this send-up of the vampire genre, proving that 500 years of marriage is enough.
Music Box Films presents THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE, an acclaimed Austrian vampire, romantic-comedy set in 1930s Vienna. Written and directed by David Ruehm, the film is cleverly entertaining, with hints of farce and features stunning cinematography from Austria’s preeminent DP Martin Gschlacht (Goodnight Mommy, Oscar-nominated Revanche). THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE won the Audience Award at the 2016 Fantasia Film Festival. Music Box Films will release the film theatrically in New York and Los Angeles June 10th before expanding across the country.