Countess, the

-Boyd Von Hoeij, VARIETY


Based on the chilling true story of Erzsébet Báthory (Julie Delpy), The Countess chronicles the infamous Hungarian noble's tragic fall from grace -- and subsequent descent into madness. When her blossoming romance with the dashing István (Daniel Brühl) is sabotaged by the young nobleman's father, Thurzó (William Hurt), Countess Báthory is left heartbroken and confounded. Convinced that her fading beauty is to blame, she begins to practice a ritual that she believes holds the key to eternal youth: bathing in the blood of young virgins.

Release Date

Thursday, April 01, 2010
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 98 min.
Year: 2009


Julie Delpy
William Hurt
Daniel Brühl
Julie Delpy



Julie Delpy (Countess Bathory)
Image courtesy of Mongrel Media
Gyorgy Thurzo (William Hurt)
Left to Right: Julie Delpy (Countess Bathory) and Daniel Brühl (Istvan Thurzo)
Left to Right: Istvan Thurzo (Daniel Brühl) and Countess Bathory (Julie Delpy)