NOSFERATU (NOSFERATU, EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS)

1922 · F.W. Murnau · Alemania · 94 min

Section: Closing film 2022


13th May @ 19:30 -

Sinopsis

The mysterious Count Orlok summons Thomas Hutter to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen. But Orlok is also the vampire Nosferatu, and when Hutter struggles to escape the castle, he knows that Ellen is in grave danger.

F.W. Murnau

German film director. One of his most acclaimed works is the 1922 film Nosferatu, an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Although not a commercial success due to copyright issues with Stoker’s novel, the film is considered a masterpiece of Expressionist film. He emigrated to Hollywood in 1926, where he joined the Fox Studio and made three films: Sunrise (1927), 4 Devils (1928) and City Girl (1930). The first of these three is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made. Murnau died in 1931, he was 42 years old, and only 11 people attended his funeral. Among them were Greta Garbo and Fritz Lang. Of the 21 films Murnau directed, eight are considered to be completely lost.

  • Director / F.W. Murnau
  • Screenplay / Bram Stoker, Henrik Galeen
  • Production / Enrico Dieckmann
  • Music / James Duhamel, Robert Steadman
  • Cast / Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder, Georg H. Schnell, Ruth Landshoff, Gustav Botz