The Countess



The true story of Countess Bathory born in 1560. At the age of 14, she married a powerful warlord, 10 years her senior. Althoughtheir relationship became cold and distant she bore him four children. While he was away fighting wars, she kept up their estatewith the help of her confidant, the witch Darvulia, becoming increasingly powerful. She was feared, admired and loathed by many– even the King had to obey her wishes. After her husband died, she met a handsome young man. They fell passionately in love.However, she was desperately concerned that she was not young enough to keep him. For years, she waited for his return and inmad desperation, began to bathe in the blood of virgins, convinced that it would provide her with eternal youth and beauty,setting in motion the chain of bloody and treacherous events that led to her demise.

  • Hengameh Panahi
  • Matthew Chausse
  • Christopher Tuffin
  • Julie Delpy
  • Daniel Brühl
  • William Hurt, Anamaria Marinca
  • Sebastian Blomberg
  • Adriana Altaras
  • Charly Hübner
  • Andy Gätjen
  • Rolf Kanies

Martin Ruhe

Production company

Julie Delpy

Production design

Hubert Pouille

Costume design

Pierre-Yves Gayraud