Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht*

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Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht*

  • 1979 ----- color ----- 107 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Werner Herzog, screenplay by Werner Herzog based on the novel by Bram Stoker; with Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor, Walter Ladengast) It is 1850 in the beautiful, perfectly-kept town of Wismar. Jonathan Harker is about to leave on a long journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize real estate arrangements with a wealthy nobleman. His wife, Lucy, begs him not to go and is troubled by a strong premonition of danger. Despite her warnings, Jonathan arrives four weeks later at a large, gloomy castle. Out of the mist appears a pale, wraith-like figure with a shaven head and deep-sunken eyes who identifies himself as Count Dracula. Herzog presents an unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the vampire bears the cross of not being able to get old and die. [Letterboxed] (In German with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Germanics, Literature, Motion Pictures: Features)