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This stylish combination of expressionistic horror and deadpan black comedy centers on the activities of a beautiful female vampire on the streets of New York City. Playing fast and loose with the Dracula legend, the film examines the legendary count's children, particularly the alluring and mysterious Nadja (Elina Lowensohn). At the film's beginning, Nadja is celebrating her father's demise and hoping to begin a new life. She hopes that this life will include Lucy (Galaxy Craze), a spunky young
Aug 25, 1995 Wide
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This offbeat horror item works much better as a dreamy mood piece with striking poetic images and as a semicomic appreciation of a few quintessential low-budget actors than as straight-ahead storytelling.
A lovely idea for a film that's been beautifully executed but slips too far off its narrative tracks to get where it wants to go.
Highly stylised b/w camerawork and Pixelvision, moody poeticism, and farcical genre parody merge to tantalising if not altogether coherent effect.
It is refreshing to see so much style and life in the old undead tale, and to watch this strong cast with its perfect deadpan attitudes.
What could have been a brilliant short becomes deadly, stretched to feature length.
This idiosyncratic take on the genre is as much concerned with ordinary family dynamics as the absurdity of its characters' demonic existence.
Not without interest, but less satisfying than even an average Hammer horror.
Unfolding as a languid dream puzzle in Downtown Manhattan nether world, Michael Almereyda's blend of serious and frivolous ideas and mysterious and haunting images recalls David Lynch, who served as film's exec producer and also makes cameo appearance
If Nadja is to be considered an interesting failure, there's something to be said for the value and substance of broken treasures.
Too bizarre to be taken seriously and not funny enough to be entertaining.
Clever and innovative take on vampire mythology in a contemporary tale set in New York City.
[Almereyda's] imagination seems more focused on composing striking shot compositions than in communicating pure and simple human emotions.
While it is nice to see an occasional horror film making the art house circuit, this story of the undead just needs more life in the long middle section of the film.
The most compelling point here has to do with Lowensohn: She's sulky and sad, but her precision is also remarkably vibrant against her shades-of-grey backdrop.
The film stumbles with hackneyed plotting, uneven performances and a deadly-dull centerpiece that goes on forever.
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