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Release Date:
1 September 1995 (USA) See more »
Unseen. Unforgiving. Undead. See more »
This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional... See more » | Full synopsis »
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Elina Löwensohn ... Nadja
Nic Ratner ... Bar Victim

Karl Geary ... Renfield

Peter Fonda ... Dracula / Dr. Van Helsing

Martin Donovan ... Jim

Jack Lotz ... Boxing Coach
Galaxy Craze ... Lucy

David Lynch ... Morgue Receptionist
Isabel Gillies ... Waitress

José Zúñiga ... Bartender
Bernadette Jurkowski ... Dracula's Bride
Jeff Winner ... Young Dracula
Sean ... Bela

Suzy Amis ... Cassandra

Jared Harris ... Edgar

Bob Gosse ... Garage Mechanic
Rome Neal ... Garage Mechanic
Giancarlo Roma ... Romanian Kid
Anna Roma ... Romanian Mother
Thomas Roma ... Romanian Policeman
Aleksander Rasic ... Romanian Policeman
Miranda Russell ... Lucy's Baby
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Directed by
Michael Almereyda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Almereyda 

Produced by
Andrew Fierberg .... associate producer
Amy Hobby .... producer
David Lynch .... executive producer
Mary Sweeney .... producer
Original Music by
Simon Fisher-Turner 
Cinematography by
Jim Denault 
Film Editing by
David Leonard 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
Production Design by
Kurt Ossenfort 
Costume Design by
Prudence Moriarty 
Makeup Department
Dina Doll .... hair stylist
Dina Doll .... makeup artist
John Sahag .... hair stylist
Production Management
Ingrid Breyer .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sonia Bhalla .... additional second second assistant director
Alex Corven Caronia .... first assistant director
Adam Ben Frank .... second second assistant director
Takahide Kawakami .... second second assistant director
Brent Tinter .... additional second second director
Art Department
J. Todd Anderson .... storyboard artist
Jamie Bishop .... on-set props
Christopher Dettwiller .... on-set props
Billy Jarecki .... additional set dresser
Ondine Karady .... props
Joan Lucke Jr. .... head set dresser
John Nelson .... head scenic
Carol O'Neil .... props
Philippe Richard .... lucy's paintings
George Roach .... swing
Michael Sadov .... swing
Peter Soriano .... jim's paintings
Marla Weinhoff .... additional set dresser
Sound Department
John Gutierrez .... boom operator
Gary Hokanson .... boom operator
Kenton Jakub .... adr editor
William Kozy .... sound mixer
Stuart Levy .... sound
Art Polemis .... sound recording engineer
Melanie Ryder .... dialogue editor
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Arthur M. Jolly .... special effects
Josh Turi .... special effects props
Visual Effects by
William Lappe .... castle miniature
Anthony Munroe .... optical supervisor
Arthur M. Jolly .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
David T. Anderson .... gaffer
Lenny Bass .... additional electrician
Axel Baumann .... second assistant camera
Kelly Beaton .... additional electrician
Sally Bonython .... second assistant camera
Steve Calalang .... first assistant camera
Anthony Caronia .... still photographer
Tim Davis .... still photographer
Ned Farr .... additional electrician
Rob Featherstone .... second assistant camera
Jason C. Fitzgerald .... additional electrician
Vadim Frumin .... best boy
Ian Nichol .... Steadicam operator
Kate Phelan .... best boy grip
Joseph Quirk .... additional electrician
Dave Samuel .... additional electrician
Susan Shacter .... still photographer
Ed Talavera .... camera operator: second unit
Richard Wuest .... key grip (as Dexter Weust)
Raphaelle Gosse-Gardet .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Byron Crystal .... extras casting
Laura Ekstrand .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Libby Villanova .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Yasmine Amitai .... first assistant editor
Beatrice Sisul .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Royston Langdon .... music recording engineer
Rick Rowe .... music recording engineers
Thomas Ulrich .... musician: cello solos
Other crew
Gilbert Carreras .... b&w timer
Jody Hanson .... title designer
Carolina Adriana Herrera .... location scout (as Carolina Herrera)
Lee Petersen .... production assistant
Dina Waxman .... location scout
Dina Waxman .... script supervisor
Jeff Winner .... location manager
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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Rated R for some scenes of bizarre vampire sexuality and gore, and for some language
93 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Germany:16 | Portugal:M/16 | Sweden:7 | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Peter Fonda acted in this film for SAG minimum and paid for his own airline ticket to be flown to the East Coast to act in this movie.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Dr. Van Helsing:Blood is like chewing gum to these creatures!See more »
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11 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Dire Art House Crap, 28 October 2005
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

" 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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