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by Wolfgang Groos


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.

international title: Vampire Sisters
original title: Die Vampirschwestern
country: Germany
sales agent: ARRI Media Worldsales
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Wolfgang Groos
film run: 97'
release date: DE 26/12/2012
screenplay: Ursula Gruber
cast: Marta Martin, Laura Roge, Christiane Paul, Stipe Erceg, Richy Müller
producer: Uli Putz, Jakob Claussen
co-producer: Martin Bachmann, Frank-Markus Barwasser
production: Claussen Wöbke Putz Filmproduktion, Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion
backing: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing Germany

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