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Night of the Living Dorks (2004)

Die Nacht der lebenden Loser (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 4 November 2004 (Germany)
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Three not-so-cool school friends decide to try a old voodoo ritual. Later, they die in a car accident, but live on as zombies. But being a zombie has advantages, too...

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Matthias Dinter

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Matthias Dinter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tino Mewes ... Philip
Manuel Cortez ... Wurst
Thomas Schmieder ... Konrad
Collien Ulmen-Fernandes ... Rebecca (as Collien Fernandes)
Hendrik Borgmann Hendrik Borgmann ... Wolf
Nadine Germann Nadine Germann ... Uschi
Sissi Perlinger Sissi Perlinger ... Frau Fleischhacker
Henry Gründler Henry Gründler ... Herr Fleischhacker
Patricia Thielemann Patricia Thielemann ... Frau Niedermacher
Oliver Grober Oliver Grober ... Gunther
Tom Lass ... Frederik
Tim Wilde ... Sportlehrer Stalin
Daniel Krauss ... Zivi 1
Sebastian Kroehnert Sebastian Kroehnert ... Zivi 2
Walter Gontermann Walter Gontermann ... Direktor
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Storyline

The school friends Philip, Wurst and Konrad are high-school losers: Philip desires the sexy Uschi, an easy girl for successful boys; the complex Konrad lists all the humiliations he has been submitted in school; and Wurst only cares to dope himself and smoke pot. Philip's next door gothic neighbor Rebecca has a non-corresponded crush on Philip. When Rebecca performs an ancient voodoo ritual in the cemetery with her friends, Philip and his friends arrive, mocking the ceremony and are accidentally blasted with zombie ashes from Haiti. Then, while driving his van, Wurst smokes marijuana but he has a car accident and the trio dies. However, they awake in the morgue and sooner they realize that they have become zombies. While seeking an antidote in the Necronomicon, Konrad, Wurst and Philip find the advantages of being zombies, becoming successful due to their recently acquired strength. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

4 November 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of the Living Dorks See more »

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Budget:

EUR3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,107,861
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The fat suit used for Thomas Schmieder in the scene where he eats Stalin was also used for Detlev Buck in Berlin Blues (2003). See more »

Goofs

When the three wake up in the morgue as zombies they are wearing hospital gowns. They were all DOA from the car accident. Dead bodies would not be dressed in hospital gowns to go to the morgue. See more »

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References Fight Club (1999) See more »

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Great humor, refreshing cinema!
30 September 2014 | by gothic-fictionSee all my reviews

Few horror-comedies out there, and most of them usually rely on gore and extremely bad language for the gags, but not this one, oh no, Night of the living dorks is a sure winner!

I won't go into details, cause they are better to be explored by the viewer and keep the fresh pace throughout the entire movie, but I can assure you, this dark comedic production will not make you gag, smile, or snort a little, but laugh out loud plenty of times! The script is wonderfully written, the actors do their work lovely and there will be a few surprises for you here and there, so keep your eyes opened and be ready to giggle! Other such great productions are: One eyed monsters, Grabbers, Botched, My name is Bruce! And after these recommendations, I'm gonna stop writing, as Night of the living dorks is a movie to be watched first, then discussed! Go, play it and have your fun!

Cheers!


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