Based on the legendary tale of the real Countess Elizabeth Bathory, international star Julie Delpy (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, TV's ER) scores a personal triumph by writing, directing, producing, scoring and starring in the classic horror tale of a powerful woman driven insane by thwarted passion. The newly widowed Countess (Delpy) falls hard for a charming, handsome young man (Daniel Bruhl of Inglourious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum) whose father (William Hurt of The Incredible Hulk, Into the Wild) thwarts their romance. Believing her age made her undesirable, the Countess becomes obsessed with rejuvenating power of blood taken from virgins. Soon, she is bathing in it regularly, local young women are going missing, and someone is sent to investigate the terrifying rumors - the very same young man who drove her to this madness.

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The Countess (2009)

Unrated

Drama · 1h 38m · 2/9/2009

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She sacrificed all for love... and sacrificed others for beauty

Description

Based on the legendary tale of the real Countess Elizabeth Bathory, international star Julie Delpy (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, TV's ER) scores a personal triumph by writing, directing, producing, scoring and starring in the classic horror tale of a powerful woman driven insane by thwarted passion. The newly widowed Countess (Delpy) falls hard for a charming, handsome young man (Daniel Bruhl of Inglourious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum) whose father (William Hurt of The Incredible Hulk, Into the Wild) thwarts their romance. Believing her age made her undesirable, the Countess becomes obsessed with rejuvenating power of blood taken from virgins. Soon, she is bathing in it regularly, local young women are going missing, and someone is sent to investigate the terrifying rumors - the very same young man who drove her to this madness.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Languages

English, French

Countries

Germany, France

Production Companies

Serenity Film, Celluloid Dreams, EMC Filmproduktion, Fanes Film, Mirabelle Pictures Productions, Mirabelle Pictures, Social Capital, Tempête Sous un Crâne, The Steel Company, X-Filme Creative Pool

Budget

$8,500,000

Revenue

$784,522
Cast
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Julie Delpy

Erzebet Bathory
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William Hurt

Gyorgy Thurzo
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Daniel Brühl

Istvan Thurzo
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Anamaria Marinca

Anna Darvulia
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Andy Gatjen

Miklos
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Adriana Altaras

Klara
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Jack O. Berglund

Ferenc Nadsky
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Lukas T. Berglund

Paul Báthory (klein)
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Sebastian Blomberg

Dominic Vizakna
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Sabine Firit

Maid
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Jeanette Hain

Anna Bathory
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André Hennicke

Andreas Berthoni (as André M. Hennicke)
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Lisa Hrdina

Anna
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Charly Hübner

Ferenc Nadasky
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Jesse Inman

King Matthias
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Justus Kammerer

Paul
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Rolf Kanies

Count Krajevo
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Nikolai Kinski

Tutor
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Paula Knüpling

Pola 12 years
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Wolfram Koch

Clockmaker
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Frederick Lau

Janos
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Robert Lyons

Count
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Anna Maria Mühe

Bertha
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Katrin Pollitt

Dorothea
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Armin Sauer

Lieutenant
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Maria Simon

Helena
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Audrey Käthe von Scheele

Pola 7 years
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Felix Vörtler

Bishop
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Ricky Watson

Party Guest (voice)
Crew
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Julie Delpy

Director
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Julie Delpy

Writer
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Disc Releases
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The Countess

(DVD)

5/18/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

The Countess

(DVD)

10/25/2011

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