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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>

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR
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Trivia

Filmed in five weeks. 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 Lost Highway (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Strangers
Written by Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley, and Wayne Shorter
Performed by Portishead
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Grew on me the 2nd time around
14 August 2016 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

I liked this very odd, surreal and somewhat camp vampire film much better on 2nd viewing, when I was prepared for its David Lynch like lack of naturalism, strange rhythms and odd blend of silly humor and almost melodramatic drama. (It's not surprising that Lynch executive produced this, and appears briefly in the film).

The black and white, stylized photography, the music, and parts of the dialogue are terrific; original and compelling. And setting a modern vampire tale in the nightlife of young hip 90s Manhattan yields some very interesting results. But at other times it can't seem to make up it's mind about what ratio of camp to reality it wants to be.

In the end, it's not as strong as its recent spiritual offspring: "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night", but it's still worth seeing -- as is any work from the always inventive, ahead of the curve Michael Almereyda.


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