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Vampire in Venice (1988)

Nosferatu a Venezia (original title)
TV-MA | | Horror | 8 September 1988 (Italy)
Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last known appearance of the famous vampire Nosferatu during the carnival of 1786.


Augusto Caminito, Klaus Kinski (uncredited) | 2 more credits »


Alberto Alfieri (story), Leandro Lucchetti (story) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Klaus Kinski ... Nosferatu
Barbara De Rossi ... Helietta Canins
Yorgo Voyagis ... Dr. Barneval
Anne Knecht Anne Knecht ... Maria Canins
Elvire Audray ... Uta Barneval
Giuseppe Mannajuolo Giuseppe Mannajuolo
Clara Colosimo Clara Colosimo ... Medium
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ... Princess (as Maria Clementina Cumani Quasimodo)
La Chunga La Chunga ... Woman at Gypsy Camp (as Micaela Flores Amaya 'La Chunga')
Donald Pleasence ... Don Alvise
Christopher Plummer ... Professor Paris Catalano


A professor travels to Venice following the trail of the last known appearance of Nosferatu who was seen at a carnival. He learns through a seance that the vampire is seeking eternal death, and tries to put an end to its existence once and for all. Written by Fella_shibby@yahoo.com

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Klaus Kinski was supposed to reprise his character from the Werner Herzog picture Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), wearing the same make-up (bald head, chalk-white skin, protruding teeth). However, the actor arrived on the set sporting long hair and declaring that he had no intention of going through painful make-up sessions again. This is why "Nosferatu" doesn't look anything like the original F.W. Murnau-Herzog character. See more »


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all the right ingredients
6 May 2006 | by canneeSee all my reviews

This has it all. Klaus Kinski playing Nosferatu. A perfect match of this tortured magnetic egotistical actor who had imaginings of being something far greater: he toured for a time proclaiming himself as Jesus; albeit a rather more angry and vituperate Jesus. Kinski had played the role before in A Herzog film. So the experience alone should assure success. This Nosferatu is more glamorous and set in a decayed cosmopolitan Venice. For the audience a clue that things were going to go seriously wrong as they sat in the cinema was the appearance of more than one director. This always heralds serious problems in production. It starts promisingly a Gypsy camp summons up Nosferatu as their benefactor. Then he is off to Venice to avenge the royal family that have tried to destroy him. Here the narrative starts going awry and long periods of soft focus camera panning accompanied by string quartets show th holes left in the scripts due to arguments. The film tries to find its focus again by giving Nosferatu a love interest in the shapely black actress Maria. But its too late and too little point. Assuming that the intention is to see Nosferatus demise, the audience would already be asleep to see the interesting climax, which I am not going to reveal. You have to track it down and stay awake to the end

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Release Date:

8 September 1988 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Venice, Veneto, Italy

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Reteitalia, Scena Film See more »
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1.85 : 1
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