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The German-language version of Herzog's 1979 adaptation sees Kinski in the blood-sucking role

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Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre

Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, New York, NY) Map it $12
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(1979) “Time is an abyss... Death is not the worst...” Just another 19th century real estate deal for Bruno Ganz’s Jonathan Harker, buying a house in town for this way-way-way out in the country count — but why are the peasants so silent at the mention of his name? Herzog’s homage to Murnau’s silent Nosferatu at times matches it shot for shot — with Klaus Kinski’s buck-toothed count a dead-ringer for original star Max Schreck — but adding sound, color, a passionate and sensual Isabelle Adjani, 11,000 rats, and in Kinski a vampire wracked by guilt, longing for death, and crushed under the weight of the centuries. Herzog shot two versions simulanteously: an English-language version that was released in the U.S. theatrically and on video and this German-language version (with English subtitles) that’s been virtually unseen here. Approx. 107 min. 35mm.

Mindy Bond, Editor

Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre

Film Forum (209 West Houston Street, New York, NY) Map it $12
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