Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Wir sind die Nacht"

“We Are the Night” is a light piece of contemporary vampire fiction. One cannot call these sorts of films horror anymore, as there is not attempt to scare people in this new wave of the genre. On the positive side, at least this is not one of those “vampires are so wonderful” stories. Actually it may be more of a response to that.

In this tale the vampires start out glamorous and powerful, but their (un)lives are empty and unfulfilling. All of them are female, as the male vampires were too reckless and attracted attention leading to them being killed off by humans or, eventually, the females seeking more anonymity. (Laughable with the high profile the females in this film maintain.) The story is told from the perspective of a thief whom the main vampire turns. She does not hold to the evil ways of vampiredom and gets the others all noticed and killed.

Overall the film is well done. The second unit shots of Berlin are great, in fact. The director Dennis Gansel’s previous film “Die Welle” is high on my list of German films to see, but this one is not on the same level of importance.

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