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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Nadja, o thilykos vrykolakas  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$446,934 (USA)
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An abandoned cancer ward in New York City was the location used for Nadja's Transylvania castle. See more »

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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 »

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Nadja: It's hard to read a medical book without feeling disgust for the whole human race. Our bodies are so complicated and ugly.
Cassandra: Compared to what?
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References Repo Man (1984) See more »

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Roads
Written by Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, and Adrian Utley
Performed by Portishead
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A Thoughtful Arthouse Vampire Flick
9 May 2003 | by (Chapel Hill, NC) – See all my reviews

Nadja is not your ordinary vampire film. Though it builds upon the foundation of the classic Bram Stoker Dracula story, it is more about post-modernism, the state of modern spirituality, and the alienation and emptiness of modern life.

Avant-garde cinematography combined with music by Portishead and others frame near surreal dialogues that more philosophical than horrifying. At the same time, the confused and frenetic pace of the movie is almost comical at times.

Altogether a great film if you are a fan of film as art. If you prefer gore and sex over mood and introspection than you'll probably be disappointed.


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