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Approaching the legendary German classic 1922 film NOSFERATU -EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS by F.W. Murnau with his own unique sensibilities, Werner Herzog establishes a link between himself and the classic days of German cinema and in the process crafts a lush adaptation as well as a classic in its own right. Stark, symbolic cinematography and intensely stylized performances create what Herzog refers to as a different plane of reality, injecting the age-old tale of Count Dracula with a modern sense of mysticism, desire, and wonder. <br> <br> Frequent Herzog collaborator Klaus Kinski portrays the Dracula character with a silent intensity, tingeing the vampire's inhuman monstrosity with a deep sense of pathos and longing. Completing a stellar international cast are Bruno Ganz (a regular in the films of Wim Wenders) and French film star Isabelle Adjani, both giving subtle yet compelling performances as the formerly happy couple who fall prey to Dracula's lust for life and love. From the opening image of rows...
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CastKlaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Jacques Dufilho, Roland Topor, Walter Ladengast, Clemens Scheitz, Carsten Bodinus, Rijk de Gooyer, Martje Grohmann, Jan Groth, Dan van Husen, Lo Van Hensbergen
DirectorWerner Herzog
Genre:  Horror
Release Date:  October 1, 1979
MPAA Rating:  PG
Screen WriterWerner Herzog
Runtime:  1hr 47min
Studio:  Anchor Bay Entertainment, 20th Century Fox
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review by . February 18, 2012
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**** out of ****    You know a classic film is close to somebody's heart when, to the Americans, it is foreign; but to the person describing the film, it is native - and yet the person goes on to describe it as the best motion picture ever to come out of their home country. In the case of Werner Herzog - that daring ground-breaker of a filmmaker - F.W. Murnau's "Nosferatu" is the best German production ever to grace the silver screen. Nobody just says something like this for …
review by . January 17, 2002
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Pros: Lighting, directing, Kinski, scenery     Cons: maybe slow, but worth it     The Bottom Line: A must see for those with that vampire feeling inside        The Oracle says: Martje Grohmann has a Bacon number of 3.       Martje Grohmann was in Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979) with Dan van Husen    Dan van Husen was in Avalanche Express (1979) with Maximilian Schell    Maximilian Schell …
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