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Julian Radlmaier

Germany 2021. 127 Min.
Color. DCP. G/E/Russ./e

Vampre film? Horror scenario? Horror story? Better still! Julian Radlmaier does not see completely red, but he playfully targets the Marxian metaphor of the capitalist as a bloodsucker – and thereby hits the nail on the head. He uses plenty of imagination, artifice and political astuteness to tell the story of an actor from the Soviet Union who pretends to be a baron and tries to emigrate to America in the summer of 1928. However, during a stopover by the Baltic Sea, he meets the rich, modern-thinking young capitalist Octavia, who without further ado takes the refugee under her wing – and soon digs her teeth into his carotid arteries.

 

In Self-Criticism of a Bourgeois Dog, the DFFB film school graduate Radlmaier already successfully targeted the system with witty chastisement. With Bloodsuckers, the young director has once again succeeded in creating a wonderfully insane, intelligent and clever film, which idiosyncratically shifts between times, forms and chairs, and where comrades in bed quote from " Das Kapital", house servants secretly become writers, and the upper class continues to alleviate its thirst for more blood by obtaining it from its subjects. Rarely is political cinema so funny (at least in Germany). (pj)

CREDITS

DirectorJulian Radlmaier
ScreenplayJulian Radlmaier
CinematographyMarkus Koob
EditingJulian Radlmaier
MusicFranui
WithAlexandre Koberidze, Lilith Stangenberg, Alexander Herbst, Corinna Harfouch
ProducerKirill Krasovski
DistributionArri Medien International, München, www.arrimedia.de

Julian Radlmaier