In 1921, German director F. W. Murnau takes his cast and crew on-location in Czechoslovakia to shoot Nosferatu, an unauthorized version of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. Murnau keeps his team in the dark about their schedule and the actor playing the vampire Count Orlok. It is left to the film's other main actor, Gustav von Wangenheim, to explain that the lead is an obscure German theater performer named Max Schreck, who is a character actor. To involve himself fully in his role, Schreck will only appear amongst the cast and crew in makeup, and will never break character.
After filming scenes in a studio with leading actress Greta Schröder, who is displeased about leaving Berlin, Murnau's team travels to the remote inn where they will be staying and shooting further scenes. The landlady becomes distressed at Murnau removing crucifixes around the inn, and the cameraman, Wolfgang Muller, falls into a strange, hypnotic state. Gustav discovers a bottle of blood amongst the team's food supplies, and Murnau delivers a caged ferret in the middle of the night. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Country:||Luxembourg, United Kingdom, United States|
|Produced By:||Norman Golightly, Jean-Claude Schlim, Jeff Levine, Orian Williams, Nicolas Cage, Alan Howden, Richard Johns, Paul Brooks, Jimmy De Brabant|
|Directed By:||E. Elias Merhige|
|Written By:||Steven Katz|
|Cast:||Udo Kier, Milos Hlavac, Norman Golightly, Catherine McCormack, Myriam Muller, Marie-Paule Von Roesgen, Patrick Hastert, Graham Johnston, Cary Elwes, Aden Gillett, Derek Kueter, Orian Williams, Willem Dafoe, Jean-Claude Croes, Sascha Ley, Marja-Leena Junker, Ronan Vibert, Nicholas Elliott, Radica Jovicic, Christophe Chrompin, Eddie Izzard, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Sophie Langevin, John Malkovich|
|In Theaters:||Jan 26, 2001|
|Runtime:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Production:||Saturn Films, Long Shot Pictures, BBC Films|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Vudu|