Nosferatu the Vampyre
Filmfest 2007

One of the most terrifying and also believable of all the versions of the Dracula story. Klaus Kinski’s Count Dracula is far removed from the suave, urbane social vampires of Hollywood lore. Instead, Herzog returns to the original source and renders this Dracula as a bone-white, rodent-like creature whose talons and darkened eye-pits predicate the plague of death his entrance heralds. Kinski is outstanding as the existentially weary vampire. “An homage to the 1922 Murnau classic of the same name, from which it is freely adapted, and is thereby a tribute to the purity of vision of the silent cinema and also a lament of the loss of innocence represented by Bram Stoker‘s original 1897 novel, ‘Dracula’.” Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, 29 October 1979

tags: Feature film

Cast: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Jaques Dufilho, Roland Topor

Credits

Director: Werner Herzog