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Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Werner Herzog / DE, FR, 1979 / 107 min.

Klaus Kinski, the demonically possessed actor, is more terrifying than ever in Herzog’s dark, atmospheric homage to W.F. Murnau’s classic Nosferatu. This time Dracula is a tragic, taciturn vampire, whose bloodthirsty nature is recognised too late by the hapless Harker (Bruno Ganz).

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Estate agent Jonathan Harker (Ganz) sets off to Transylvania to help the mysterious Count with the sale of a dilapidated castle in the German village of Wismar. The Count’s lustful eye falls on Harker's fiancé Lucy (Isabelle Adjani), while outside the wind wails and the wolves – Dracula's beloved children of the night - howl… Jonathan is forced to watch powerless as Dracula sets out for Wismar, with a baggage train consisting of ten coffins full of death and perdition, and thousands of rats.

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Eye Filmmuseum presents an exhibition and extensive film programme around the work of celebrated filmmaker Werner Herzog. With an unorthodox oeuvre of more than seventy features, documentaries and shorts, Herzog has fascinated audiences with unforgettable stories, images and characters for more than half a century. His films grant us insights into the relationship between people and the chaotic world around them, as well as into the endless indifference of nature towards human life.

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