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Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (original title)
Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.

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Roland Topor ...
Renfield
Walter Ladengast ...
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Jan Groth ...
Harbormaster
Carsten Bodinus ...
Schrader
Martje Grohmann ...
Mina
Rijk de Gooyer ...
Town official (as Ryk de Gooyer)
Clemens Scheitz ...
Clerk
Lo van Hensbergen ...
Harbormaster's Assistent
John Leddy ...
Coachman
Margiet van Hartingsveld ...
Vrouw
Tim Beekman ...
Coffinbearer
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Storyline

Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Wismar where Jonathan lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoul living off of men's blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Jonathan's wife, Dracula moves to Wismar, bringing with him death and plague... An unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the vampire bears the curse of not being able to get old and die. Written by Yepok

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Trivia

One of the areas Jonathan Harker walks through on the way to the castle was filmed in the Partnach Gorge in Garmish, Bavaria Germany near the 1936 Winter Olympic stadium. See more »

Goofs

During the time-lapse sequence of Dracula's Castle, you can clearly see around the top-center of the castle what appears to be people walking up and down the walls. See more »

Quotes

Count Dracula: [subtitled version] Time is an abyss...
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Soundtracks

Vocal Ensemble Gordela:
Zinzkaro"
Georgian folk music (uncredited)
Performed by Vocal Ansambl Gordela (uncredited)
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Beautiful
2 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Herzog deserves hats off, any academy award for best director. A film so beautiful should be more well known. The atmosphere is stuck with you from the beginning with the chants and the screams. The characters fit the film perfectly, besides the librarian guy. The colors were great, the shots were planned out great. The simplicity of a shadow was made so mesmerizing. I felt chills all around my body after watching this film. It had a touch with all those shadows and the shot with the vampires hand going down. Not only the best vampire movie EVER but a fantastic film, period. All I can say is Herzog did a wonderful job with this one.


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