Director: Daryush Shokof
Director of Photography: Daryush Shokof
Co-writer: Juliane Schulze
Camera: Daryoush Zandi
Costume Designer: Claudia Torsiello
Editors: Daryoush Zandi, Tom Dokoupil
Sound: Falko Seidel
Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Tom Dokoupil
Visual Effects Animator: Tom Dokoupil
Co-producer: Arthur Voigt
Associate Producer: Bahman Maghsoudlou
Starring: Yangzom Brauen, Narges Rashidi, Ernest Allan Hausmann, Benjamin Morik, Annabelle Mandeng, Araba Walton, Joachim Paul Assböck, Constanze Brandorff, Manuel Cortez, Guido Föhrweisser, Miguel Guitierrez, Forod Heidari, Adak Khakban, Rebecca Winkelvos
2007, Black & White, 90 min., USA/Germany
Asudem is Medusa in reverse. In this world the true horror is not the hair made of snakes, but rather the human head that has driven the snakes into frenzy and madness.
The story begins with a lonely woman living in the woods of a country racked by a war we never see. Her only companion is her loyal dog. But in a situation as desperate as hers, loyalty is not an easy thing, and the dog soon turns on her. She is visited by a man in a mask. The situation only worsens and escalates from there more, until the Vampire appears to save her life. A familiar story plays out, until SATAN himself finally shows up to get it all over with. However, by now the helpless woman is an intelligent, grown-up warrior herself. She thinks that perhaps she can convince SATAN to eat some hallucinogenic mushrooms in the hope of causing him HEAVENLY visions that will themselves cause his madness and death. Satan eats the mushrooms and the Heavenly Visions occur, but does this mean that she is finally safe on her way back to her shelter in the deep woods?!
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