14. We Are the Night (2010)
A small clan of century-old female vampires roam the land like kids on a playground in Denis Gansel’s vamper tale. Louise (Nina Hoss) is the leader of a trio of globe-hopping vampires. She’s dedicated her life to reclaiming her dead lover, who she is convinced has been resurrected at some point through the ages. She eventually runs into Lena (Karoline Herfurth), a hoodlum pick-pocket who frequents a local night club (all vampires are apparently ravers in these type of movies). Believing Lena to be her long-lost lover, Louise turns her into a vampire and introduces her to the pleasures (and displeasures) of immortality.
We Are The Night is an electrifying, erotic adventure that deserves to be placed in the ranks of Interview With The Vampire, Let The Right One In and Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark. Offering the best aspects of vampirism, the film chooses a rumble tumble young girl to be the channel through which we experience the unique facets of transformation.
The film is beautifully and stylishly shot, all of the performances are spot on and the atmosphere practically drips off of the screen. Purely for fans who dig vamps that don’t sparkle.
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