Vampires in Berlin

What We Do in the Shadows premiered in Europe at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Unfortunately, it did not win the Generation 14Plus competition, nevertheless the audience as well as the critics loved it,

A perfect comedy

DER TAGESSPIEGEL / Marc Röhlig

This movie is simply fun! “What We Do In The Shadows” is definitely an orgasm for the funny bone.

FLUTER / Valentin Scharf

The New Zealand filmmakers have created a funny movie with morbid charm…. “What we do in the Shadows” would be an awesome pilot episode for an HBO television series and will definitely bring you laugh!

RADIO RBB / Fritz Blog

Most Mockumentaries suffer from the fact that the humor level can not be maintained but in this case, the filmmakers have at least retain enough gags and developments in the hindquarters in order to maintain 86 minutes long with no problem, and who thinks I have already told you the best gags in this text, which I can assure you there are waaaay more.

SATT / Thomas Vorwerk

During a Q&A after one of the screenings, the audience expressed their concerns about their safety,

“Isn’t it irresponsible to bring these vampires to Berlin? How many people here in the cinema will survive?”

“It’s perfectly safe – we’ve had the whole cinema sprayed with holy water and dipped all the tickets in garlic water beforehand.”

Visit INTERVIEWS and PHOTOS to have a little insight in how the Festival went.

Taika Waititi, the cast and producers at the 'What We Do in the Shadows' European premiere, February 12, 2014, Berlin.
Photo by Bird Runningwater

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