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The Countess - © Celluloïd Dreams Production

The Countess

A Feature film by Julie Delpy

Release in France : 21/04/2010

    Synopsis

    When her father dies, Countess Erzsébet Báthory finds herself the head of a vast domain and huge fortune.

    Assisted by her confidante Anna Darvulia, Erzsébet progressively expands her influence, giving rise to admiration, fear, and hatred as she becomes the most powerful woman in Hungary at the beginning of the 17th century. Even the king asks for her support in his struggle against the Turks.

    It is at this point that she falls madly in love with an attractive young man. After a love affair as brief as it is passionate, the countess finds herself alone was again. Convinced that she has been deserted for a younger, more beautiful rival, Erzsébet progressively sinks into madness and makes up her mind that the blood of young virgins will give her youth and beauty.

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Celluloid Dreams Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Celluloid Dreams

    Foreign production companies :

    X Filme International, X Filme Creative Pool GmbH

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Christian Baute

    Screenwriter :

    Julie Delpy

    Director of Photography :

    Martin Ruhe

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Jérome Jouneaux

    Production Designer :

    Hubert Pouille

    Costume designer :

    Pierre-Yves Gauraud

    Associate producers :

    Stefan Arndt, Manuela Stehr

    Co-producer :

    Hengameh Panahi

    Sound Recordist :

    Dirk Bombey

    Editors :

    Andrew Bird, Julie Delord

    Music Composers :

    Julie Delpy, Mark Streitenfeld

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    English

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (France, Germany)

    Production year :

    2009

    French release :

    21/04/2010

    Runtime :

    1 h 34 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    121.018

    Visa issue date :

    08/03/2010

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    2.35

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    Suitable for all viewers, with warnings