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This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional family of vampires are trying to come to terms with each other, in the wake of ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Elina Löwensohn ...
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Bar Victim
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Jim
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Boxing Coach
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Isabel Gillies ...
Waitress
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Bartender
Bernadette Jurkowski ...
Jeff Winner ...
Young Dracula
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Cassandra
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Edgar
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This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional family of vampires are trying to come to terms with each other, in the wake of their father's death. Meanwhile, they are being hunted by Dr. Van Helsing and his hapless nephew. As in all good vampire movies, forces of love are pitted against forces of destruction. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Hurry, The Dead Travel Fast! See more »

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Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some scenes of bizarre vampire sexuality and gore, and for some language | See all certifications »
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1 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$446,934 (USA)
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Trivia

Chocolate milk was used to simulate blood. See more »

Goofs

In the opening dialog between Nadja and the man at the bar, Nadja is initially wearing a scarf over her hair. At one point the camera cuts to the man's face and we see the back of Nadja's head, but now suddenly and inexplicably, the scarf has disappeared and remains absent for the rest of the scene. See more »

Quotes

[Dr. Van Helsing is translating for Edgar]
Edgar: [speaks in Romanian]
Dr. Van Helsing: Her powers are fading; there's only so much she can do here and now.
Edgar: [speaks in Romanian]
Dr. Van Helsing: She's lost a lot of blood.
Edgar: [speaks in Romanian]
Dr. Van Helsing: Replenishing it means going back to her native soil.
Edgar: [speaks in Romanian]
Dr. Van Helsing: Her native soil is soaked with blood.
Edgar: [speaks in Romanian]
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Connections

References The Naked Kiss (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Lose my Breath
My Bloody Valentine
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Dire Art House Crap
28 October 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

" Derek Jarman meets David Lynch " is how presenter Bill Bailey described NADJA . If I was a presenter I would have described as a big pile of art house crap but " Derek Jarman meets David Lynch " is the same difference . I've nothing against art house horror , I thought THE ADDICTION was okay while I loved the visual style of THE KEEP but there has to be a limit and NADJA goes way beyond that limit and ends up unwatchable for those of us who aren't obsessed with pretentious nonsense

The story follows eponymous vampire Nadja who steps foot in America in a bizarre remake of DRACULA'S DAUGHTER . Everything in the narrative is sacrificed for the visual style and more often than not it's impossible to understand what the hell is going on since the picture fades to pixellated shots that are out of focus , cross fades , slow motion sound fade outs and other directorial tricks from Michael Almereyda . No doubt the director thought he was being clever but it makes the story unfathomable and isn't helped by some very poor performances indeed . It's impossible to believe that any of the cast - Including Peter Fonda - are professional actors

A very poor film that will only appeal to art house junkies and if it wasn't for the great soundtrack by Portishead , My Bloody Valentine and The Verve this steaming pile of ostentatious excrement would have received even less than three out of ten


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