August 1928: Soviet factory worker Lyovushka is cast as Trotsky in director Sergei Eisenstein’s film October. But his dreams of being an artist are shattered when the real Trotsky falls out of favor with Stalin and he is cut from the film. So the romantic dreamer flees his communist homeland and wants to try his luck in Hollywood. However, he is still stuck in a fashionable German Baltic resort, where he disguised as a persecuted aristocrat tries to steal the money for the passage to New York. During one of his forays, he meets Octavia Flambow-Jansen, a young factory owner who spends the summer months at the seaside with her doltish servant Jakob. The eccentric millionairess takes an interest in the mysterious fugitive and offers him shelter in her luxurious mansion. His cover is quickly blown, and he has fallen in love with his dazzling hostess even more quickly – much to the chagrin of the literarily ambitious Jakob, who also has a crush on the boss. A summer romance is brewing – but it’s too bad that vampires are on the loose in the area. And even more stupid, that Octavia herself is a bloodsucker.  
Faktura Film, Germany 2021, 125 minutes



director, screenplay: Julian Radlmaier
camera: Markus Koob
editing: Julian Radlmaier
sound mixing: Matthias Lempert
production design: Reinhild Blaschke
costume design: Sara Wendt
casting: Julian Radlmaier, Ulrike Müller, Sara Wendt, Bastian Gascho, Ewelina Rosinska;
music and theme song: Franui
produced by: faktura film
producer: Kirill Krasovski
in co-production with WDR/arte, The Post Republic, Maier Bros. and Ludwig Kameraverleih; co-producers: Michael Reuter, Niels Maier, Knut Maier, Stefan Laucher, Julia Mishkinene;
supported by: The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Nordmedia; World Sales: ARRI Medien; Cast: Alexandre Koberidze, Lilith Stangenberg, Alexander Herbst, Corinna Harfouch, Andreas Döhler, Daniel Hoesl, Mareike Beykirch, Kyung-Taek Lie, Darja Lewin Chalem and many more.

Festivals and Awards (Selection):

German Film Award 2019: Best Screenplay
71st Berlinale 2021: Section Encounters (World Premiere)
International Film Festival Moscow 2021: Special Jury Award
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2022
Mostra de São Paulo 2021
Seville International Film Festival 2021
New Horizons International Film Festival Wroclaw 2021
International Film Festival Molodist Kiev 2021
CPH PIX Copenhagen 2021
Viennale 2021
Bildrausch Film Festival Basel 2021
Filmfest Hamburg 2021