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NOSFERATU in The Hague, The Netherlands

06.May.2017

Paard van Troje (The Hague)

Performed by the the Hague Philharmonic under the baton of Matthew Rowe.

With the music by Bernd Wilden.

NOSFERATU is a work that has been quoted and copied many times in cinematic history - nevertheless it is and remains the classic thriller par excellence. Based on themes from Bram Stoker‘s DRACULA novel, Henrik Galeen wrote the script for Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau‘s sombre film drama, telling the story of a nightmarish vampire, Count Orlok, who invades a small town. The sinister character spreads pestilence and death until a young woman sacrifices herself and makes him forget the morning sunrise. Employing a German expressionist cinematographic style, Murnau‘s direction of the film‘s mystery and horror is sublime. The film bathes the protagonist in quavering light reflexes, shows his action in slow motion, blows up his shadow and toys with the element of fears.

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