History Film / WeAreTheNight

31st Jan '17 3:33:47 PM AgentSniff
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* AntiVillain: Louise, Charlotte and Nora all count, since they show no remorse for killing most of their human victims [[spoiler:and even a lot of other vampires]], but Louise gets the cake: After her beloved Sire died (likely commiting suicide), she had to live an entire century alone, desperately looking for a companion. [[spoiler:No wonder she snaps when Tom takes Lena away from her.]]

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* AntiVillain: *AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: [[spoiler: Charlotte's SuicideBySunlight]] is a bit of and OpenSecret. After the release of the film, the scene popped up on YouTube, along the scene where Lena transforms and generated a lot of interest in the film. So upon the official english release both those scenes where used as promo clips. YMMW if this was a good decision, but this troper, who started this particular page, got interested from seeing one of those YouTube fragments.
*AntiVillain:
Louise, Charlotte and Nora all count, since they show no remorse for killing most of their human victims [[spoiler:and even a lot of other vampires]], but Louise gets the cake: After her beloved Sire died (likely commiting suicide), she had to live an entire century alone, desperately looking for a companion. [[spoiler:No wonder she snaps when Tom takes "takes" Lena away from her.]]


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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: Like, half the soundtrack is this.
** When Lena enters the club, ''Miserable Girl'' plays, which is a song about a girl trapped in her life.
** The song which plays when Lena and Louise dance, ''Dumpfe Träume'', is almost like it's sung from Louise perspective regarding her feeling towards Lena.
** Then the song that is played directly afterwards is ''In Our Eyes'' which is about people living for the night, that will never die and seeing something in someone elses eyes and trying to seduce someone into that life.
** When Lena has her first go at being a vampire the lyrics on the soundtrack are: ''Land of the free, it starts with you, a perfect sky, a perfect life''.
** When Charlotte sits and mourns her lost life, the song played on the soundtrack is Klaus Nomi's ''Cold Song''. [[spoiler: A song about wishing to commit suicide]].
6th Oct '16 11:55:43 AM AgentSniff
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* OhCrap: When Lena talks to Louise in the bathroom, turns and realises that Louise does not cast a reflection.
19th May '16 2:31:57 PM fruitstripegum
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** Lousie apologises to the stewardess and kills her off quickly in the opening scene.

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** Lousie Louise apologises to the stewardess and kills her off quickly in the opening scene.
19th May '16 2:30:56 PM fruitstripegum
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* SheCleansUpNicely: Louise gives Lena a post-transformation bath during which all of her various wounds heal, her tattoos and piercings disappear, her hair grows longer, and the black dye dissolves to show her natural auburn. Afterward, she appears significantly more conventionally
attractive overall. She looks so different that it's almost as if she was a different person.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Louise gives Lena a post-transformation bath during which all of her various wounds heal, her tattoos and piercings disappear, her hair grows longer, and the black dye dissolves to show her natural auburn. Afterward, she appears significantly more conventionally
conventionally attractive overall. She looks so different that it's almost as if she was a different person.
17th Jan '16 11:28:38 AM twyxter
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* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Charlotte mentions having a baby daughter before becoming vampire, and later she attends said daughter at the hospital, old and on a deathbed.



* SheCleansUpNicely: Louise gives Lena a post-transformation bath during which all of her various wounds heal, her tattoos and piercings disappear, her hair grows longer, and the black dye dissolves to show her natural auburn. Afterward, she appears significantly more conventionally attractive overall. She looks so different that it's almost as if she was a different person.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Louise gives Lena a post-transformation bath during which all of her various wounds heal, her tattoos and piercings disappear, her hair grows longer, and the black dye dissolves to show her natural auburn. Afterward, she appears significantly more conventionally conventionally
attractive overall. She looks so different that it's almost as if she was a different person.person.
* ShooOutTheClowns: The film becomes more darker and dramatic after [[spoiler: Nora dies]]
30th Apr '15 3:42:40 PM AgentSniff
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* InDaClub: The "''Nighlife''"-sequence.

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* InDaClub: The "''Nighlife''"-sequence."''Nightlife''"-sequence.
30th Apr '15 3:41:47 PM AgentSniff
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* InDaClub: The "''Nighlife''"-sequence.
17th Apr '15 6:15:35 AM AgentSniff
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* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler: We don't really know what became of Lena and Tom]].



* BlackComedy: There is a running gag about Louise being really annoyed whenever Nora kills somebody without thinking about the consequences.
* BlessedWithSuck: The vampires. Despite their wealth and ability to enjoy food, sex and drugs, Nora is the only one who seems to really enjoy being a vampire, [[spoiler: but she is worried about killing any boy she might get close too (which she does) in a really extreme version of the Hedgehog's dilemma]], Charlotte [[spoiler: has sunken into a depression because she misses her daughter, having missed her entire life]], Louise realised long ago that all her wealth and luxury is pointless without any one to share it with and Lena is horrified by having to kill humans in order to survive.



* GreyAndGrayMorality: Many different shades. Lena will steal money, but doesn't want to kill people, which can be an example of EvenEvilHasStandards. Her initial struggle with Tom is WhiteAndGreyMorality. The vampires take on brutal Russian pimps and rapists, an example of BlackAndGrayMorality. Of course, they also kill completely innocent people, which can be WhiteAndGreyMorality or straight BlackAndWhiteMorality, depending on your view. At one point Louise shows remorse for killing innocent people, but only because she promised Lena she wouldn't. If all four vampires are grey, Lena is certainly a lighter shade. Between all of this, plus the various moments of PetTheDog, it's hard to say exactly how good or evil any of these characters are.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Many different shades. Lena will steal money, but doesn't want to kill people, which can be an example of EvenEvilHasStandards. Her initial struggle with Tom is WhiteAndGreyMorality. The vampires take on brutal Russian pimps and rapists, an example of BlackAndGrayMorality. Of course, they also kill completely innocent people, which can be WhiteAndGreyMorality or straight BlackAndWhiteMorality, depending on your view. Charlotte's [[spoiler: killing of the guard]] especially comes off as really pointless. At one point Louise shows remorse for killing innocent people, but only because she promised Lena she wouldn't. If all four vampires are grey, Lena is certainly a lighter shade. Between all of this, plus the various moments of PetTheDog, it's hard to say exactly how good or evil any of these characters are.


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** Lousie apologises to the stewardess and kills her off quickly in the opening scene.


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** She also killed the pilot in the beginning, so the vampires had to crash the plane.


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* {{Workaholic}}: Tom, which Lummer calls him out on.


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* YouNeedToGetLaid: Whenever Tom and Lummer does not talk about work, Lummer talks about how Tom needs a girlfriend [[spoiler: and that is mayby while he smiles at the end of the film]].
9th Dec '14 4:16:32 PM AgentSniff
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*ColorMotif: The film uses yellow, blue and red heavily. This is partly because these are primary colors and the two former would work well aestethicly with the color of blood. More imporantly, the dayscenes and the tragic scenes uses dull yellow light. The night scenes (especially in the first half) are much more colorful than any of the dayscenes, pointing the colorlessness of Lena's life and the glamour of the vampires.
25th Feb '14 8:13:10 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* TrainingFromHell: To teach Lena how to be a vampire, Louise and the other two give her to Russian pimps, who try to beat and rape her, in order to trigger her natural defense mechanisms. The other three still have to step in to prevent Lena from being too badly beaten.



* TrainingFromHell: To teach Lena how to be a vampire, Louise and the other two give her to Russian pimps, who try to beat and rape her, in order to trigger her natural defense mechanisms. The other three still have to step in to prevent Lena from being too badly beaten.
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