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Vampyr (1932)

Original Title : Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey
Director : Carl Theodor Dreyer
Writer : Sheridan Le Fanu
Christen Jul
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Genre : Horror
Country : France
Language : German
Producer : Carl Theodor Dreyer , Julian West
Music : Wolfgang Zeller
Photography : Rudolph Maté
Louis Née
Distributor : Continental Home Vídeo
IMDB ID : 0023649
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Vampyr (1932) - Carl Theodor Dreyer
 

Starring

Julian West Allan Grey
Maurice Schutz Lord of the Manor
Rena Mandel Gisele
Sybille Schmitz Leone
Jan Hieronimko Village Doctor
Henriette Gérard Marguerite Chopin, the Woman from the Cemetery
Albert Bras Old Servant
N. Babanini His Wife
Jane Mora Nurse
 

Plot

Young traveller David Gray arrives in a remote castle and starts seeing weird, inexplicable sights (a man whose shadow has a life of its own, a mysterious scythe-bearing figure tolling a bell, a terrifying dream of his own burial). Things come to a head when one of the daughters of the lord of the castle succumbs to anaemia - or is it something more sinister?
 

Comments

Beautiful, 24 June 2004 Author: kriitikko from Kirkkonummi, Finland Simply: it´,s beautiful work of art. No action. No slasher scenes. There is almost less speaking then in Aki Kaurismä,ki´,s films. Master of silent movie, Carl Th. Dreyer, uses more silent film magic than any spoken voices. Movie´,s style is from another world. Living shadows, ghosts, vampire in the foggy wood and (of course) the famous scene where man watch himself to be buried alive. There is no way you can say what this film is true and what dream. It´,s like Dreyer would have put he´,s own dream in to the screen. Nobody have done anything like this later, perhaps because the gray light that is all the time in the film came by an accident. There is no movie like this and no way there is another horror movie like this! Vampire- movie fan can watch this with F. W. Murnau´,s Nosferatu. They are different film´,s, but strange way spooky at same way.