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 ...
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The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other ... See full summary »
Robert John Burke,
A year after Hurricane Katrina, Henry, a surgeon in the affluent Garden District of New Orleans, is attempting to get his life back on track. He is remarrying his ex-wife, renovating her ... See full summary »
Jason Butler Harner
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Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope ... See full summary »
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>
An abandoned cancer ward in New York City was the location used for Nadja's Transylvania castle. See more »
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 »
It's hard to read a medical book without feeling disgust for the whole human race. Our bodies are so complicated and ugly.
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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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