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27 Ratings


West Germany, 1970
Horror, Drama


Unusual twist on vampire mythology supposes one important difference from most movies: daylight does not harm vampires.

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Jonathan Directed by Hans W. Geissendörfer

Awards & Festivals

German Film Awards

1970 | Winner: Best New Direction (Gold)

What are people saying?

  • En Sangers Bøn's rating of the film Jonathan

    We have here one beautiful, strangey dark romance with hints of vampire like goth horror...the whole thing is personal, lyrical, possessive, finely approached and honest. Very far from the usual movies in the genre, less commercial and spectacular, more expressive and at the same time restrained. An alluring, moodily poetical and goth fairy tale, somewhere between Viy (1967), Nosferatu (1979) and Morgiana (1972).

  • FISCHER's rating of the film Jonathan

    La farouche lutte du dénommé Jonathan, bien décidé à anéantir une vile communauté adepte du vampirisme et qui sévit dans les tréfonds d'un château, retenant dans quelques cachots, de pauvres prisonniers ..... Excellent !

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