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Music Box Films has picked up U.S. rights to Therapy for a Vampire, a horror comedy from Austrian director David Ruehm.
The feature, which won the audience award for best foreign feature at this year’s Montreal Fantasia international film festival, features Austrian star Tobias Moretti as a centuries-old bloodsucker dissatisfied with his equally-old marriage. As he is living in 1930s Vienna during the birth of psychoanalysis, he seeks out Sigmund Freud (played by Karl Fischer) to help him with his angst.
Jeanette Hain, Dominic Oley and Cornelia Ivancan co-star.
“Just when you might have thought fresh comic takes on vampirism weren’t possible, along comes films like What We Do in the Shadows and now the very different Therapy for a Vampire to prove otherwise,” said Ed Arentz of Music Box Films. “In this case, a highly stylized Vienna in the 1930s feels like the perfect backdrop for what is really a droll relationship comedy and we expect U.S. genre fans and arthouse audiences to be as delighted with it as festival audiences have been around the world.”
Music Box is planning a spring 2016 release for Therapy for a Vampire. Picture Tree International is handling worldwide sales for the title and negotiated the deal with Music Box.
Check out the trailer for the film below.
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