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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Le vampire

    Des bestioles bien plus horribles que le brave Max Schreck... www.cinefiches.com

  2. Julia Miville's rating of the film Le vampire

    More nature documentaries should feature the music of Duke Ellington.

  3. panagiotatos's rating of the film Le vampire

    Hideously good in conception and depiction 7/10.

  4. deludedpenguin's rating of the film Le vampire

    An odd little thing. I love the soundtrack, particularly the lovely little funereal lick at the end.

  5. Ekaterina Chernyaeva's rating of the film Le vampire

    Jean Painleve is a master of macro. This powerful documentary is reaching a new layer of an affect with a choice of the music which increases the power of the visuals.

  6. Steve73's rating of the film Le vampire

    Poor guinea pig. Damn you Nazi vampire bat!

  7. Negative Creep's rating of the film Le vampire

    Ok, this was disturbing. I feel bad for the guinea pig, to put it mildly. Everything for art, right?

  8. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film Le vampire

    Ellington's music should not work but its perfect fit

  9. Tibulle85's rating of the film Le vampire

    Mais qu'est-ce que c'est que ce crétin de cochon d'Inde qui se laisse bouffer le museau sans réagir? Ils l'avaient shooté à l'éthanol avant le tournage ou quoi? Sinon, toujours aussi sympathique.

  10. SolemnPenguin's rating of the film Le vampire

    Adorable and atrocious at the same time!

  11. Magda Magdy's rating of the film Le vampire

    If only biology lessons were entertaining as Jean's shorts and Isabella Rossellini's Green porno series.

  12. captainfez's rating of the film Le vampire

    This soundtrack is way too fancy for guinea-pig exsanguination.

  13. Odradek's rating of the film Le vampire

    Creepy black and white images of a bat sucking blood from a guinea pigs face, a octopus sitting on a human skull and alien-like parasites sitting on human skin and clips from Nosferatu underscored with drifty Jazz music. A surreal horrortrip by Jean Painlevé. Highly recommended.

  14. Marco Bevilacqua's rating of the film Le vampire

    At the beginning it is a beautiful mix of famous footages, but at the end the film changes all of this approach. The images seems not connected each other and all of the screenplay results really messy.

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  16. fearraigh's rating of the film Le vampire

    The closest Painlevé comes to an actual horror film. Brillliantly conceived and executed. With regard to allegory, the passivity of the guinea pig as it is being drained of blood is one of the most inspired one can imagine for the takeover of democracies by fascism.

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  18. bastardene's rating of the film Le vampire

  19. BUSTER TIERNEY's rating of the film Le vampire

    Le cinéphile est comblé ! Référence au remarquable "Nosferatu" et Duke Ellington qui promène sa mélodie à la trompette bouchée aux sonorités amusées et moqueuses alors que l'on parle de sang, morsure, mort... Dayle Vindch se tait face à ça et n'a plus qu'à planter sont groin dans l'épaisse fourrure d'un panda repu...

  20. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Le vampire

    This one is really great: one of Painlevé's best documentaries with an exceptional correspondence between picture and music.

  21. Ludovic72's rating of the film Le vampire

    Que le film soit ou non symboliquement relié au nazisme, il nous montre un animal à coup sûr fort déplaisant, surtout au vu des ravages qu'il peut faire sur des troupeaux. La musique de Duke Ellington semble ici étrangement joyeuse... sauf qu'elle s'achève sur un air de marche funèbre ! Comme toujours, les commentaires de Jean Painlevé sont poétiques et didactiques, ses images très soignées.

  22. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Le vampire

  23. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Le vampire

  24. Slow Immersion [Joe]'s rating of the film Le vampire

    Indeeed, what a hideous visage! Such an ugly little thing :D

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