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Nosferatu the Vampyre

Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Directed by Werner Herzog
West Germany, France, 1979
  • German
  • English
Werner Herzog: Ecstatic Fictions


Sent to Transylvania to negotiate for a house purchased by the monstrous Count Dracula, Jonathan Harker leaves his idyllic town, turning a deaf ear to his wife Lucy’s ill omens. Soon, Jonathan finds himself trapped, and Dracula descends from the mountains towards Lucy, with death and plague in tow.

Our take

Our epic Herzog series enters its last round! Revisiting F.W. Murnau’s classic, Herzog made a unique, elemental take on Dracula: a haunting vision of life, death, and superstition, aglow with color and finding pity for Kinski’s deathless wraith. With Isabelle Adjani, the carnal queen of Euro-horror.

Nosferatu the Vampyre Directed by Werner Herzog

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1979 | Winner: Outstanding Single Achievement (Silver Berlin Bear)


National Board of Review

1979 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

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