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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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A modern masterpiece. See more (41 total) »


  (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

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

Also Known As:
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?

Chocolate milk was used to simulate blood.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:Some women understand extremes. They understand how to push things to extremes. Life and death. The moon, tide, eternal flow... women understand that kind of stuff. It's in their blood. Once a month, their bodies let them know that... nature's one continuous disaster.See more »
Movie Connections:
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22 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
A modern masterpiece., 15 March 1999
Author: Happycat from Tucson, Arizona

This film received its fair share of support from critics and fans alike. However, despite good reviews and a loyal following it is still a vastly underrated film. Michael Almereyda has crafted a film which will have to endure time to receive the appreciation it deserves.

A Dracula-esque modern day myth with subtle humor and shades of Poe this film is truly a work of genius. The story is remarkably tight and the characters around which it revolves are rendered in incredible depth. Wry humor lends to the tale with brilliance. At one point a title card reads: "Transylvania" and to illustrate the location a small boy hops around with a Mickey-Mouse hat on his head. Not quite the wolf-ridden moors you expected, but still...

Elina Löwensohn shines as the title character, it is not every actor who can so elegantly work with dialogue such as this. She delivers with a candor that is almost absent from films of the last few years, the major ones at least. Galaxy Craze shines brightly opposite Martin Donovan. Peter Fonda is perfect as the Van Helsing character. Suzy Amis, Jared Harris, and Karl Geary do not fail to impress.

Look for Jim Denault's lush 35mm cinematography. He deals out light sparingly to accomplish with sheen and brilliance what most cinematographers dream of. An image so seeped in mood that any one still-frame contains such power as to function independently from the whole.

"Nadja" transcends the limitations of its medium to become something that is truly rare in the modern cinema landscape... A work of art.

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