Film Info: VAMPIRSCHWESTERN, DIE

VAMPIRE SISTERS (VAMPIRSCHWESTERN, DIE)

VAMPIRE SISTERS
photo © CWP Film/Heike Ulrich

It is a lovely summer’s day, when a furniture van stops along a quiet street in the town of Bindburg. Four strange figures clamber out: father, mother and two 12-year-old girls. The mother looks quite normal, but the other three are pale and dressed rather weirdly. It is Mr. and Mrs. Tepes with their two daughters. Mother is a human-being, father is a vampire, and the girls are not only half-vampires but also twins. Having lived for twelve years in Transylvania, they have now moved to Germany to please their mother.

The girls have to start getting used to everyday human life: going to school during the day, wearing sunglasses, putting on thick layers of sun-protection cream. But worst of all, they have no friends and always have to be careful not to betray themselves. No one may find out that they are vampires; if word of that got out, their tranquil existence would be put at risk.


Wolfgang Groos was born in 1968. He studied Production at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), graduating in 2003. He directed the short WENN ZWEI SICH STREITEN (2004) and various TV shows such as FREUNDE FÜR IMMER (2005), SWITCH RELOADED (2006) and RUDI – THE RACING PIG (2007-2009). His other award-winning films include: HANGTIME (2008), THE CROCODILES – ALL FOR ONE (2011), WHEN INGE IS DANCING (2013), VAMPIRE SISTERS (2012), VAMPIRE SISTERS 2 (2014), RICO, OSKAR AND THE BROKEN HEARTED (2015), ROBBY & TOBY'S FANTASTIC VOYAGER (2016), and LILLY'S BEWITCHED CHRISTMAS (2017).
Genre Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Director Wolfgang Groos
Screenplay Ursula Gruber
Cinematography Bernhard Jasper
Cast Marta Martin, Laura Roge, Christiane Paul, Stipe Erceg, Richy Müller
Producers Uli Putz, Jakob Claussen
Co-Producers Martin Bachmann, Frank-Markus Barwasser
Production Company CLAUSSEN+PUTZ Filmproduktion/Munich, in co-production with Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion
Length 98 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals TIFF Kids 2013, Sarajevo 2013, Chicago Int. Children's FF 2017
Awards TIFF Kids Young People's Jury Award 2013
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Sony Pictures Releasing

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