GERMAN FILM CLUB +++ NOSFERATU +++ TUESDAY, 28th FEBRUARY, 6pm
SCREENING IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES --- ADMISSION FREE! ALL WELCOME!
1 February 2017
Date: Tuesday, 14th Feb 2017, 6pm
Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, ArtsOne Building, Hitchcock Cinema (Room G.19)
The film, released in 1922 by F. W. Murnau, was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's “Dracula”, with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel. Stoker's heirs sued over the adaptation, and a court ruling ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. However, a few prints of Nosferatu survived, and the film came to be regarded as an influential masterpiece of cinema.
Plot: The young estate agent Hutter, on behalf of his employer, travels to the Carpathians to submit an offer to Count Orlok. At daybreak he discovers the Count in a coffin. During the day vampires sleep, at night they suck the blood from their victims' vains. Orlok, who has seen a picture of Hutter's bride decides to buy the house he has been offered, and departs on a mysterious journey on a sailing boat. Hutter senses the danger his bride is facing and immediately departs to her village. Too late! Nosferatus' boat has already arrived together with his coffin. The numerous corpses and rats in the alleys are a sign of his arrival. Only a pure feminine soul will now be able to prevent the catastrophe. During the night Nosferatu bends over the young Ellen. Forgetting the first cock-crow at daybreak he is lost altogether...