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Nadja (1994)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Almereyda
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elina Löwensohn ... Nadja
Nic Ratner Nic Ratner ... Bar Victim
Karl Geary ... Renfield
Peter Fonda ... Dracula / Dr. Van Helsing
Martin Donovan ... Jim
Jack Lotz ... Boxing Coach
Galaxy Craze Galaxy Craze ... Lucy
David Lynch ... Morgue Receptionist
Isabel Gillies ... Waitress
José Zúñiga ... Bartender
Bernadette Jurkowski Bernadette Jurkowski ... Dracula's Bride
Jeff Winner Jeff Winner ... Young Dracula
Sean Sean ... Bela
Suzy Amis ... Cassandra
Jared Harris ... Edgar
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Unseen. Unforgiving. Undead. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some scenes of bizarre vampire sexuality and gore, and for some language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nadja, o thilykos vrykolakas See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$446,934
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Kino Link Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR
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Trivia

Lead actress Elina Löwensohn is from Romania, the country where Transylvania is located. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Van Helsing: Blood is like chewing gum to these creatures!
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Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Strangers
Written by Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley, and Wayne Shorter
Performed by Portishead
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Interesting experimental vampire film.
9 August 2007 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Dracula's daughter Nadja wanders New York City,melancholy and driven by her need for blood.She seduces and drinks from the depressed Lucy.Meanwhile Lucy's husband Jim is asked to help his friend Van Helsing who has been arrested for staking Dracula.But then the two of them realize that Nadja is drinking from Lucy.As they try to hunt her down,Nadja and her self-described 'slave' Renfield flee back to Rumania."Nadja" is a post-modern vampire flick which is actually a black-and-white reworking "Dracula's Daughter"(1936).The film was produced by David Lynch who also played a small cameo as a morgue attendant that gets hypnotized by Nadja.The film is splendidly photographed in a glorious black-and-white and offers tons of mesmerizingly dreamy atmosphere.Overall,"Nadja" is much better than overrated and too philosophical "The Addiction".The soundtrack by Portishead and The Verve is fabulous too!


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