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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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Hurry, The Dead Travel Fast! 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

Nadja: I think I'm in love.
Renfield: Why do you say that?
Nadja: I feel terrible.
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Connections

References The Naked Kiss (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Soon
My Bloody Valentine
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My personal favorite movie of all time
12 July 2000 | by jschoneboomSee all my reviews

It's a gorgeous film. Elina Lowensohn is amazing, Peter Fonda has to be seen to be believed--all the performances are excellent--and the dialogue is somehow equal parts profound and hilarious. It's profound in an almost but not quite tongue-in-cheek way that makes it cool rather than cheesy. And it's hilarious in a highly intelligent way rather than a wacky way. Every scene is a treat. The pixellated scenes are done with a toy Fisher Price camera and they look great. The music is powerful, moody, perfect. Smart, interesting, compelling, beautiful, cool--what more do you want? Genius!

I saw this in the theater and completely loved it from the first three seconds into it, and it never let me down after that. I'll admit I'm on the obsessive end of the spectrum with this film--I went back and saw it seven more times that week. I've been waiting for the DVD for three years and my prayers have recently been answered.


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