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Nosferatu the Vampyre Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

For Werner Herzog's 1979 remake of F.W. Murnau's classic 1922 silent horror-fest F.W. Murnau, star Klaus Kinski adopts the same makeup style used by Murnau's leading man Max Schreck. Yet in the Herzog version, the crucial difference is that Nosferatu becomes more and more decayed and desiccated as the film progresses. Essentially a retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Nosferatu the Vampyre traces the blood-sucking progress of the count as he takes over a small German village, then attempts to spread his influence and activities to the rest of the world. All that prevents Dracula from continuing his demonic practices is the self-sacrifice of Lucy Harker, played by Isabelle Adjani. Director Werner Herzog used the story to parallel the rise of Nazism. The film was lensed in the Dutch towns of Delft and Scheiberg. Nosferatu the Vampyre was filmed in both an English and a German-speaking version; the latter runs 11 minutes longer. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 1, 1979

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Berlin International Film Festival Henning Von Gierke Silver Bear for Outstanding Individual Performance 1979 Winner

Cast

Klaus Kinski
as Count Dracula
Isabelle Adjani
as Lucy Harker
Bruno Ganz
as Jonathan Harker
Roland Topor
as Renfield
Jacques Dufilho
as Captain
Walter Ladengast
as Dr. Van Helsing
Clemens Scheitz
as Town Employee
Dan van Husen
as Warden
Jan Groth
as Harbormaster
Carsten Bodinus
as Schrader
Martje Grohmann
as Mina
Lo Van Hensbergen
Carsten Bodinus
as Schrader
Clemens Scheitz
as Town Employee
Dan van Husen
as Warden
Martje Grohmann
as Mina
Jan Groth
as Harbormaster

Crew

Werner Herzog
Director
Werner Herzog
Producer
Werner Herzog
Screenwriter
Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein
Cinematographer
Florian Fricke
Composer (Music Score)
Popol Vuh
Composer (Music Score)
Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus
Editor
Ulrich Bergfelder
Production Designer
Henning Von Gierke
Art Director
Walter Saxer
Executive Producer
Gisela Storch
Costume Designer
Harald Maury
Sound/Sound Designer
Cornelius Siegel
Special Effects
Dominique Colladant
Makeup
Reiko Kruk
Makeup
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