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La Fiancée de Dracula
Draculas Braut

France 2001
produced by
Les Films ABC/Avia Films/Gold Films
directed by Jean Rollin
starring Cyrille Iste, Jacques Régis, Denis Tallaron, Sandrine Thoquet, Thomas Smith, Magalie Madison (= Magalie Aguado), Brigitte Lahaie, Thomas Desfossé, Sabine Lenoel, Nathalie Perrey, Bernard Mousson
music by Philippe D'Aram

Dracula

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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On their search for Count Dracula (Thomas Desfossé), the professor (Jacques Régis) and his assistant Eric (Denis Tallaron) one night stumble over the dwarfish clown Triboulet (Thomas Smith) at a graveyard, who has come there to feed his girlfriend, the Vampire Girl (Sandrine Thoquet). Figureing he, as a parallel being (whatever that is), must know the way to Dracula, the professor and Eric threaten his girlfriend until he tells them about the mad girl of the tower (Magalie Aguado), who knows the vampire's wherabouts.

The Mad girl in turn tells them about the chamber of clocks, an otherworldly place, where Dracula resides, but only his fiancée Isabelle (Cyrille Iste) has the ability to go there. Problem is, she is presumed mad and is kept at a sanatorium run by the nuns of the White Virgin, who are quite off the hook themselves - allegedly because Isabelle's insanity is infectuous.

The professor however manages to hypnotize Isabelle to come to him at midnight and lead him to Dracula, but unfortunately a couple of aged sorcerers (Nathalie Perrey, Bernard Musson) had the same idea, and with the help of clown Triboulet they steal Isabelle from under the professor's nose.

The professor and Eric follow them however, and through a labyrinth of caves that is guarded by the children-eating Ogress (Magalie Aguado again) they do reach castle Dracula, where, from a hiding place, they can watch Dracula's servants, led by the strict and ever watchful Louve (Brigitte Lahaie), make preparations for their master's wedding. It is not until Louve leaves the castle that the professor and Eric go into action and abduct - or as they see it, free - Isabelle, but she is soon recaptured by Dracula's servants, and, for her wedding to the vampire king, tied to a post on the beach, where she is to be devoured by the tide - for this is the way to get to Dracula's chamber of clocks.

And while Eric is searching for a secret passageway to the chamber of clocks to free Isabelle, whom he has since fallen in love with, the professor attempts to kill Dracula's servants - most of them crazy vampire nuns - but pays with his own life instead, while Isabelle is finally devoured by the sea and transferred to Dracula's chamber of clocks. Eric has found the secret entrance as well, but Isabelle seems to not be impressed by his bravery, since she has really fallen in love with Dracula, and, while some of the vampire nuns have decided to seal Dracula's chamber shut, she leaves with the vampire king through another passageway hidden inside a clock, while Eric remains prisoner of the chamer of clocks ...

 

As usual with director Jean Rollin's more personal films, this one has little to offer in terms of coherent storytelling or narrative logic, but impresses with a weird, surreal imagery consisting of both genre-elements as well as the director's very personal views of women, eroticism, vampirism and the like, topics that have been present in all of Rollin's better films since La Viol de Vampire (1968), and many images from Rollin's earlier films show up again here, like the woman being tied to a post on the beach or people popping in and out of clocks, giving this film the feeling of a timewarp. Not a film to easily understand, but Jean Rollin-fans will love it ...

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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