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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 »
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(85 articles)
User Reviews:
Atmospheric Remake of a Classic See more (154 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)

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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Version of Dracula: The Musical (2010) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Listen He Who VenturesSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the International Version and the German Version?
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Atmospheric Remake of a Classic, 20 April 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Wismar, Germany, Lucy (Isabelle Adjani) and the real state agent Jonathan Harker (Bruno Ganz) is a happily married couple. Jonathan's boss Renfield (Roland Topor) sends him to Transylvania to sell an old house in Wismar to Count Dracula (Klaus Kinski). Jonathan is advised by the locals of a village to return since the count is a vampire, but he does not give up of his intent.

Jonathan visits Count Dracula and when he sees the photograph of Lucy, he immediately buys the real estate. He drinks the blood of Jonathan and navigates to Wismar, carrying coffins with the soil of his land, rats and plague in the ship. Along the voyage, Count Dracula kills the crew-members and a ghost vessel arrives in Wismar. Meanwhile Jonathan rides to his homeland to save Lucy from the vampire.

"Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht" is a wonderful and atmospheric remake of F. W. Murnau's classic film based on Bram Stoker's novel (but uncredited). Herzog has also changed the ending of the novel and uses wonderful cinematography supported by magnificent performances in his version. Klaus Kinski is one of the scariest Dracula of cinema history. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Nosferatu - O Vampiro da Noite" ("Nosferatu – The Vampire of the Night")

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