A visitor (Julian West) to a peculiar inn in a strange village is given a book on vampirism and is plunged into a world of shadows, coffins and vampires.
Carl Theodor Dreyer (as Carl Th. Dreyer)
Writers:Sheridan Le Fanu (based on a book by) (as J. Sheridan Le Fanu), Christen Jul
Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel
Vampyr is a German film photographed by Rudolf Maté and directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer. The lead actor Julian West was no actor, but a fashion journalist, a rich socialite (Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg) who financed the movie in order to get the part, the Baron never made another film. The movie is a masterpiece of mood and dreamlike atmosphere, created by these two great filmmakers, and a must see for the student of film.★★★
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