Past Event

Screening of "Bloodsuckers - A Marxist Vampire Comedy" (2021) followed by Q&A with filmmaker Julian Radlmaier

September 26, 2023
5:15 PM - 8:30 PM
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Deutsches Haus, 420 West 116th Street, NY, NY 10027

Screening of the film "Bloodsuckers: A Marxist Vampire Comedy" ("Blutsauger") followed by a Q&A with the film's director/writer Julian Radlmaier

Please join us at Deutsches Haus on September 26 from 6:00 PM onwards for a screening and Q&A followed by a reception. (Registration is required.)
About the Film:
A Marxist vampire comedy about longing and Das Kapital
August 1928: A local Marxist book club attempts to rally the paranoid townspeople against a ruling class of allegedly vampiric aristocrats...

As the glamorous German seaside resort they call home is turned into an ideological battleground, newcomer Lyuvoschka is quickly caught in the center of the conflict. Recently exiled from his motherland after trading in his worker's garb to debut as Trotsky in Eisenstein's October and brimming with hopes and dreams of making it in the biz, he poses as a wealthy baron and quickly catches the eye of eccentric heiress Octavia Flambow-Jansen.

Will their summer romance amidst the fires of revolution make up for his recent bad luck and land him that precious spot on the barge that will cary him to Hollywood - or is his misfortune only just beginning?

Filmmaker Julian Radlmaier's literal take on Marx's famous vampire allusions is a unique vision and a rare and open-ended dialectic in a contemporary filmmaking landscape obsessed with one-sided debate. It is a rejuvenating satire that retains a myriad of thought-provoking points, and counterpoints, without sacrificing its accessibility or sense of humor.

(source: Crescendo House)

Director: Julian Radlmaier

Writer: Julia Radlmaier

Year: 2021

Language: German with English subtitles

Genre: Comedy