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Nadja (1995)

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A beautiful vampire is stalking the streets of downtown New York in this combination horror film and black comedy. Nadja is the daughter of a recently deceased Romanian count (a renowned fellow from Transylvania). She refuses to continue on in his centuries old tradition of blood-sucking; Nadja wants a different life. But old habits are hard to break and in the first scene we see her lustily dining upon a fellow she'd picked up in a New York bar. Nadja's next victim is Lucy. After seducing Lucy, Nadja finds that she is in love. But Lucy is married to Jim, and Jim's uncle Dr. Van Helsing was the killer of Nadja's father. Now the good doctor wants to get Nadja and her ailing twin brother Edgar, who is being cared for by nurse Cassandra. The film follows a serpentine path of plot twists before reaching it's conclusion.more
Rating: R (for some scenes of bizarre vampire sexuality and gore, and for some language)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Almereyda
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 25, 2000
Runtime:
October Films

Cast

Peter Fonda
as Dr. Van Helsing/Drac...
Suzy Amis
as Cassandra
Karl Geary
as Renfield
David Lynch
as Morgue Attendant
Jack Lotz
as Boxing Coach
Nic Ratner
as Bar Victim
Rob Gosse
as Garage Mechanic
Rome Neal
as Garage Mechanic
Bob Gosse
as Garage Mechanic
Jose Zuniga
as Bartender
Isabel Gilles
as Waitress
Bernadette Jurkowski
as Dracula's Bride
Jeff Winner
as Young Dracula
Sean
as Bela
Giancarlo Roma
as Romanian Kid
Anna Roma
as Romanian Mother
Thomas Roma
as Romanian Policeman
Aleksander Rasic
as Romanian Policeman
Miranda Russell
as Lucy's Baby
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Critic Reviews for Nadja

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (10)

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.

Full Review… | October 20, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

What could have been a brilliant short becomes deadly, stretched to feature length.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

It's the kind of movie that deals with unspeakable subjects while keeping a certain ironic distance, and using dialogue that seems funny, although the characters never seem in on the joke.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Hip. Cool. New Wave. Chic. These are only some of the adjectives applicable to Michael Almereyda's new take on the vampire legend. Of course, one other term springs to mind, but it isn't nearly as complimentary. Pretentious.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Nadja

One of the worst vampire movies I have ever come across. Its in my Suzy Amis Collection and the only reason I continued to watch it. Dracula gets hunted down and killed by the current Van Helsing. But Dracula's Daughter Nadja takes his place in the undead world. Nadja, coincidentally gets involved in a lesbian relationship with Lucy, wife to Jim Van Helsing. Its in B&W which takes away from the overall movie, after all it was filmed in 1994.I didn't get much out of this, maybe an Art house Movie, not sure, just didn't work for me at all. 1 Star

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Bruce Bruce

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I love this movie. Absolutely never get tired of it. The best vampire movie ever made. I love everything about it from the way it is filmed in grainy black and white, to the soundtrack, the performances, particularly Elina Lownsohn - perfect. I must have watched this about ten times now.
If you like Vampire movies, then you must see this.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

the most poetic vampire film I have ever seen. Beautiful, emotional, raw, engaging, and vastly under-seen and under-rated.

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