THE COUNTESS

By Julie DELPY

CELLULOID DREAMS - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2008

The rise and fall of the notorious Countess Bathory who fell a victim to love, conspiracy and her own murderous vanity. From the Oscar Nominated Director of Two Days in Paris.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Julie DELPY
    • Writer(s)
    • Julie DELPY
    • Producer(s)
    • Andro STEINBORN
    • Synopsis
    • The true story of Countess Bathory born in 1560. At the age of 14, she married a powerful
      warlord, 10 years her senior. Although their relationship became cold and distant she bore
      him four children. While he was away fighting wars, she kept up their estate with the help
      of her confidant, the witch Anna Darvulia, becoming increasingly powerful. She was feared,
      admired and loathed by many – even the King had to obey her wishes. After her husband
      died, she met a handsome young man. They fell passionately in love. However, she was
      desperately concerned that she was not young enough to keep him. For 5 years, she waited for his return and in mad desperation, began to bathe in the blood of virgins, convinced that it would provide her with eternal youth and beauty, setting in motion the chain of bloody and treacherous events that led to her demise.
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