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Nosferatu the Vampyre -- Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle.

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Release Date:
17 January 1979 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Kinski Rules See more (152 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Klaus Kinski ... Count Dracula

Isabelle Adjani ... Lucy Harker

Bruno Ganz ... Jonathan Harker
Roland Topor ... Renfield
Walter Ladengast ... Dr. Van Helsing

Dan van Husen ... Warden
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
Jacques Dufilho ... Captain
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Edols ... Lord of the manor (uncredited)

Werner Herzog ... Hand and Feet in Box with Rats (uncredited)
Stefan Husar ... (uncredited)
Norbert Losch ... (uncredited)
Johan te Slaa ... (uncredited)
Beverly Walker ... Nun (uncredited)

Attila Árpa ... Violinist Boy (uncredited)
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Directed by
Werner Herzog 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Werner Herzog  writer
Bram Stoker  novel "Dracula" (uncredited)

Produced by
Werner Herzog .... producer
Walter Saxer .... executive producer
Michael Gruskoff .... producer (uncredited)
Daniel Toscan du Plantier .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Popol Vuh 
 
Cinematography by
Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein 
 
Film Editing by
Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus 
 
Production Design by
Henning von Gierke 
 
Costume Design by
Gisela Storch 
 
Makeup Department
Dominique Colladant .... makeup artist
Reiko Kruk .... makeup artist
Ludovic Paris .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Rudolf Wolf .... production manager: Czechoslovakia
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Remmelt Remmelts .... assistant director
Mirko Tichacek .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ulrich Bergfelder .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jean Fontaine .... sound assistant
Harald Maury .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Cornelius Siegel .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Chiarini .... still photographer (as Dr. Claude Chiarini)
Mike Gast .... second camera (as Michael Gast)
Martin Gerbl .... gaffer
Anton Urban .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ann Poppel .... assistant costume designer
 
Music Department
Vokal-Ensemble Gordela .... musician
 
Other crew
Joschi Arpa .... location manager
Michael Gruskoff .... presenter
Anja Schmidt-Zäringer .... script girl
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht" - West Germany (original title)
"Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
107 min | USA:96 min (theatrical version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:PG | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 (original rating) | Netherlands:16 (original rating) | Netherlands:6 (video rating) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) | UK:12A (theatrical re-release) (2013) | USA:PG | West Germany:16
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Trivia:
As this movie was made long after the copyright to Bram Stoker's Dracula had expired, Werner Herzog decided to restore the original names of the characters, while still following the movie blueprint laid out by F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu (1922).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the captain of the ship is writing in his log he says they left the Caspian Sea, which is landlocked and nearly 1000 miles away from the port in Bulgaria where the voyage started. Bulgaria is on the Black Sea.See more »
Quotes:
Count Dracula:[subtitled version] Time is an abyss... profound as a thousand nights... Centuries come and go... To be unable to grow old is terrible... Death is not the worst... Can you imagine enduring centuries, experiencing each day the same futilities...See more »
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Soundtrack:
Der Ruf der RohrflöteSee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Kinski Rules, 21 March 2006
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

I saw this as part of a double feature with Aguirre: The Wrath of God. Needless to say, it wasn't an evening of giggles. This is a film from beginning to end about pestilence. There is the actual plague. There are characters who are walking demonstrations of pestilence. There is the sad, defeated, Count who, as we all know, is not happy with his condition, but is programmed to steep himself in blood. The characters of Kinski and Adjani are on a collision course. Only through human sacrifice and lust can this demon be destroyed. It's a gray, striking film, full of sadness and despair. Kinski is visually stunning as the vampire. He is remindful of count Orlock in the Murnau film. There is more sensuality in this film (there are less limitations). Still, like its predecessor, the star of the show is death and the scenes with the rats and the people dancing away their last days, the coffins carried through the streets, are as striking as any performance. Herzog brings out the weight of human despair.

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