Nosferatu

Nosferatu

Deutschland 1921, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Nosferatu

Thomas Hutter is secretary to an estate agent in Wisborg, where he lives happily with his wife Ellen. One day his boss sends him to Transylvania on business, to negotiate with Baron Orlok about purchasing a house. His wife Ellen senses that something is amiss, she is aware of the danger which threatens her husband, but he will not be held back. It is night-time before Hutter meets the strange master of the castle - the latter signs the contract. When Hutter wakes the next morning, he discovers small red marks on his neck and guesses the horrors to come. Orlok is a vampire. Hutter flees the castle at once, afraid that the ghost is on his way to his wife.

One day a ship with no one at the helm lands at Wisborg, its cargo bringing plague, death and ruin to the inhabitants. The dead all have the same red marks on their necks. Ellen recognises the challenge, and in order to put an end to the disaster, she sacrifices herself and surrenders to the vampire. The mysterious form dissolves into the air in the first light of the next morning.

Restored Version by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation, Wiesbaden

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:F. W. Murnau
Screenplay:Henrik Galeen
Director of photography:Fritz Arno Wagner
Music:Hans Erdmann (Kino-Musik), Hans Erdmann (1922), Peter Schirmann (1964), Hans Posegga (1988 ?)
  
Cast: 
Max SchreckGraf Orlok - Nosferatu
Alexander GranachHäusermakler Knock
Gustav von WangenheimKnocks Angestellter Hutter
Greta SchröderEllen Hutter
Georg Heinrich SchnellReeder Harding - Westrenka
Ruth LandshoffRuth Hardin - Lucy Westrenka
John GottowtProf. Bulwer
Gustav BotzGemeindearzt Dr. Sievers
Max NemetzKapitän
Wolfgang HeinzMaat
Albert VenohrMatrose
Guido HerzfeldGastwirt
Karl Etlinger1. Seemann
Heinrich Witte2. Seemann
Hardy von FrançoisArzt im Krankenhaus
  
Production company:Prana-Film GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Albin Grau, Enrico Dieckmann

All Credits

Director:F. W. Murnau
Screenplay:Henrik Galeen
based on:Bram Stoker (Roman "Dracula")
Director of photography:Fritz Arno Wagner
Camera operator:Günther Krampf
Assistant camera:Günther Krampf
Production design:Albin Grau
Costume design:Albin Grau
Music:Hans Erdmann (Kino-Musik), Hans Erdmann (1922), Peter Schirmann (1964), Hans Posegga (1988 ?)
  
Cast: 
Max SchreckGraf Orlok - Nosferatu
Alexander GranachHäusermakler Knock
Gustav von WangenheimKnocks Angestellter Hutter
Greta SchröderEllen Hutter
Georg Heinrich SchnellReeder Harding - Westrenka
Ruth LandshoffRuth Hardin - Lucy Westrenka
John GottowtProf. Bulwer
Gustav BotzGemeindearzt Dr. Sievers
Max NemetzKapitän
Wolfgang HeinzMaat
Albert VenohrMatrose
Guido HerzfeldGastwirt
Karl Etlinger1. Seemann
Heinrich Witte2. Seemann
Hardy von FrançoisArzt im Krankenhaus
  
Production company:Prana-Film GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Albin Grau, Enrico Dieckmann
Shoot:08.1921-10.1921: Wismar, Lübeck (Salzspeicher), Lauenburg, Rostock, Helgoland, Schloß Oravsky (Karpaten), Dolin
Original distributor:Excelsior-Film (Berlin) (für Berlin, Ostdeutschland, Norddeutschland, Sachsen und Schlesien), Süddeutsche Film-Gesellschaft (Karlsruhe) (für Süddeutschland, Rheinland und Westfalen)
Length:5 Akte, 1967 m
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:s/w, stumm
Rating:Zensur (DE): 16.12.1921, B.4960, Jugendverbot
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.03.1922, Berlin, Primus-Palast

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Nosferatu
Untertitel Eine Symphonie des Grauens

Versions

Original

Length:5 Akte, 1967 m
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:s/w, stumm
Rating:Zensur (DE): 16.12.1921, B.4960, Jugendverbot
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.03.1922, Berlin, Primus-Palast
 

Prüffassung

Length:1742 m, 64 min
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.05.1966, 35648, ab 16 Jahre / nicht feiertagsfrei;
FSK-Prüfung (DE): 12.09.1995, 35648, ab 12 Jahre, feiertagsfrei [3. FSK-Prüfung]