We are the Night (Wir Sind die Nacht)

de Dennis Gansel



Dennis Gansel, responsible for the hit The Wave, explores nighttime in Berlin to find a sect of seductive lady vampires that hide out in the city's alternative clubs and enjoy the luxury and pleasures their attained immortality provides them. A stylized vision of female vampirism, closer to films like The Hunger or the TV series True Blood than to Twilight, We Are the Night differs from other films present this year in Sitges because it gives the myth an image of sensuality, charisma and attraction, playing especially on fascination for the night. A fascination that Gansel uses almost paroxysmally to exploit the German capital's nighttime atmospheres.


Dennis Gansel

Born in Hannover, in 1973, he's a director and screenwriter and studied cinema at the Munich Film School. After directing several short films, he shot the award-winning TV-Movie, The Phantom (00) and debuted in cinema with the comedy Girls on Top (01). Before the Fall (04) and The Wave (08), his two previous works, have been acclaimed by international audiences and critics.

Technical information

Edition: 2010
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: German