Shadow of the Vampire

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Horror
  • Release year: 2000
  • Running time: 92 min
Shadow of the Vampire is a 2000 metafiction comedy horror film directed by E. Elias Merhige, written by Steven Katz, and starring John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe. The film is a fictionalised account of the making of the classic vampire film Nosferatu,... read more

Shadow of the Vampire is a 2000 metafiction comedy horror film directed by E. Elias Merhige, written by Steven Katz, and starring John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe. The film is a fictionalised account of the making of the classic vampire film Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, directed by F. W. Murnau, in which the film crew begin to have disturbing suspicions about their lead actor. The film borrows the techniques of silent films, including the use of intertitles to explain elided action and iris lenses.

Original Release

08/30/2000

US Release

12/29/2000

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Cast

Cary Elwes Fritz Arno Wagner
John Malkovich Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau / F. W. Murnau
Willem Dafoe Max Schreck
Eddie Izzard Gustav von Wangenheim / Gustav von Wangenhein
Udo Kier Albin Grau
Catherine McCormack Greta Schröder
Aden Gillett Henrik Galeen
Nicholas Elliott Paul - Camera Assistant / Paul
Ronan Vibert Wolfgang Müller / Wolfgang Muller
Sophie Langevin Elke / Elke - Makeup Assistant
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

E. Elias Merhige

Writers

Steven Katz

Cast

Cary Elwes Fritz Arno Wagner
John Malkovich Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau / F. W. Murnau
Willem Dafoe Max Schreck
Eddie Izzard Gustav von Wangenheim / Gustav von Wangenhein
Udo Kier Albin Grau
Catherine McCormack Greta Schröder
Aden Gillett Henrik Galeen
Nicholas Elliott Paul - Camera Assistant / Paul
Ronan Vibert Wolfgang Müller / Wolfgang Muller
Sophie Langevin Elke / Elke - Makeup Assistant
Myriam Muller Maria / Maria - Script Assistant
Milos Hlavac Innkeeper
Marja-Leena Junker Innkeeper's Wife
Derek Kueter Reporter 1
Norman Golightly Reporter 2
Ingeborga Dapkunaite Micheline
Patrick Hastert Reporter 3
Sascha Ley Drunken Woman
Marie-Paule von Roesgen Old Woman
Jean-Claude Croes Murnau's Crew

Producers

Editors

Chris Wyatt

2001OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
2001OscarBest Makeup Nominated
2001Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
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