Vidar (Thomas Aske Berg) has always been a good boy - but now he's 33
years old and has been running his mum's (Marit Sanden) farm most of his
life, neglecting his personal happiness, and his sexual experiences having
mostly to do with the issues of Playboy magazine he hides under his
mattress. So can you blame him for praying to the Lord for a more
fulfilled life - and you know what, Jesus (Brigt Skrettingland) listens
... and turns him into an immortal vampire. Thus it's not long before
Vidar's run out of town, and Jesus takes him under his wings - and directs
him to all the best whorehouses of the country, shows him how to suck
blood the most effective, and teaches him to embrace violence. Vidar
doesn't want any of this, but no matter how hard he tries, be it by
attending AA meetings, looking for true love, or visiting a
psychotherapist (Kim Sønderholm),
he just seems doomed to - well, live a doomed life ...
ok, this film sure shows certain similarities to the instant cult comedy What
We Do in the Shadows - what with its very dark humour, sympathetic
take on vampirism, and general eccentricity -, but Vidar the Vampire
nevertheless is a film that can stand on its own, thanks to a fun,
blasphemy-spiked script, clever storytelling, and willingness to surprise.
Plus, a very solid cast and a direction very familiar with the vampire
genre to create the right (dark) mood make this a very entertaining piece
of genre cinema.
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