The New Waves


Julian Radlmaier | Germany | 2021 | 125 min
O.V in German subtitled in Spanish and English.

A Marxist vampire-like comedy in which Monty Python, Kaurismaki and Wes Anderson meet. It is 1928 and Lyovischka, a Soviet worker/actor, escapes his country after the Revolution (following his clashes with Eisenstein and the censorship) settling in a mansion on the Baltic Sea where the aristocratic Octavia lives. An unlikely romance triangulated by her strange personal assistant, proving that Marx's talk of "capitalist vampires" in Das Kapital is not a just metaphor.

Direction: Julian Radlmaier
Script: Julian Radlmaier
Cinematography: Markus Koob
Editing: Julian Radlmaier
Sound: Christian Obermaier, Andreas Hildebrandt
Production Design: Reinhild Blaschke
Cast: Alexandre Koberidze, Lilith Stangenberg, Alexander Herbst, Corinna Harfouch, Andreas Döhler
Production: Kirill Krasovski
Production Company: Faktura film

Julian Radlmaier

Julian Radlmaier (1984) is a German-French-Swiss filmmaker. He studied at the German Film and Television Academy, worked as personal assistant for Werner Schroeter and has translated and edited several film-theoretical writings by French philosopher Jacques Ranciere. In 2013, his short A Spectre is Haunting Europe, which premiered in Oberhausen, received the German Film Critics‘ Award. His next film, A Proletarian Winter‘s Tale (2014), screened at festivals such as Rotterdam, Viennale or SEFF, and was awarded at FICUNAM Mexico D.F. and Olhar de Cinema.