Christos Tsiolkas’ (Loaded, The Slap) other novel has been adapted to film and here’s the first trailer. Synopsis: Isaac is a photographer in his mid-thirties, travelling through Europe. It is the post-Cold War Europe of a united currency, illegal immigration and of a globalised homogenous culture. In his mother’s mountain village he encounters a Balkan vampire. Subsequently, as his journey continues across Italy, Eastern Europe and Britain he discovers that ghosts keep appearing in the photographs he takes, providing clues to a family secret and tragedy.Parallel to Isaac’s story we are in the Greece of World War II. A peasant family is asked to provide protection to a Jewish boy fleeing the Germans. It is this boy who will become the vampire. From the mountains of Greece to the inner-city streets of 1960s Melbourne, we trace the journey of this malevolent force as it feeds on generation after generation of Isaac’s family, seeking revenge and justice – bookworld.com
The film stars Ewen Leslie, Martin Tsokas & Kody Smit McPhee and screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2012.
DEAD EUROPE releases in AUSTRALIA on NOVEMBER 1, 2012 through TRANSMISSION FILMS