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Dead & Beautiful

Dead & Beautiful

David Verbeek

Netherlands, Taiwan | 2021 | Genre: Drama | running time: 98’

festivals & awards

Limelight, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021


In a futuristic Asian metropolis, a group of wealthy youngsters feel like gods. For Lulu and her friends, the world is at their feet. Young, beautiful and extremely rich, they can do anything, but something gnaws at them…

In search of excitement and a challenge, the five friends take turns; each of them designs a unique, extravagant experience for the others. When Lulu's best friend Anastasia takes them to the jungle for a shamanistic ritual, things go wrong. They wake up with long pointed fangs.

They flee back to the city in a total panic. But it is not before long that they start to see this metamorphosis as an opportunity. Avoiding the sun, they each follow their own fascinations and desires in the metropolis’ nightlife. They soon lose control of things. Nothing is what it seems anymore.


Dead & Beautiful
original title

Dead & Beautiful




Netherlands, Taiwan

running time


produced by

Lemming Film – Netherlans

in co-production with

House on Fire International – Taiwan
Nukleus Film – Croatia
Woods of Light – China

directed by

David Verbeek


Indie Sales

A group of young, privileged urbanites awaken after a night out, to find they have developed vampire fangs and an unquenchable thirst for flesh, blood and adventure at any price.
TFL Programmes

Script&Pitch 2012

David Verbeek

Scriptwriter, Film Director

Eva Eisenloeffel