Nosferatu, Phantom der Nacht
Nosferatu the Vampyre
(West Germany/France, 1978, 106 minutes)
Immortal vampire Count Dracula travels to Wismar carrying death and pestilence with him. Technically a (not entirely successful) remake of F. W. Murnau's 1921 silent classic but in fact a loose and very idiossyncratic variation on the original Dracula story made into a hyper-romantic, highly stylized apocalyptic melodrama.
Michael Gruskoff presents a Werner Herzog Filmproduktion production; a Werner Herzog Filmproduktion/Gaumont/Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen co-production. Starring Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani; with Bruno Ganz; and Jacques Dufilho. Directed and produced by Werner Herzog; screenplay by Werner Herzog, based on F. W. Murnau's film Nosferatu and on the novel by Bram Stoker, Dracula; music by Popol Vuh/Florian Fricke; director of photography (colour), Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein; art director, Henning von Gierke; costume designer, Gisela Storch; film editor, Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus.