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by David Rühm


Vienna, early 1930s. One fine evening, Sigmund Freud has a new patient on his couch – a mysterious count who can no longer bear the “eternally long” relationship with his wife. The vain countess incessantly complains about not being able to look at herself in a mirror, the count tells the professor. Unaware of the fact that the count and his wife are vampires, Freud introduces his mysterious patient to a young painter, Viktor, who paints portraits that express more than a mirror ever could. While visiting the painter, the count takes an instant shine to Viktor’s girlfriend Lucy – more so than Viktor and the countess would like.

international title: Therapy For A Vampire
original title: Der Vampir auf der Couch
country: Austria, Switzerland
sales agent: Picture Tree International
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: David Rühm
film run: 87'
release date: AT 19/12/2014, DE 10/09/2015
screenplay: David Rühm
cast: Tobias Moretti, Jeanette Hain, Cornelia Ivancan, Dominic Oley, Lars Rudolph
cinematography by: Martin Gschlacht
film editing: Claudio Cea
art director: Martin Reiter
costumes designer: Monika Buttinger
music: Beat Solèr
producer: Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr, Christof Neracher, Christian Davi, Thomas Thümena
production: Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion, Hugofilm Productions
backing: Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmstandort Austria, Filmfonds Wien, BAK, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Land Niederösterreich, Land Salzburg
distributor: Thimfilm GmbH, MFA Filmdistribution
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