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Storie in scena: Nosferatu in Love

(Playhouse Presents: Nosferatu in Love)

2014, regia di Peter Straughan


Scheda: Nazione: GB-Repubblica Ceca - Produzione: Bonafide Films - Distribuzione: Sky Vision - Soggetto: Peter Straughan - Sceneggiatura: Peter Straughan - Fotografia: Ole Bratt Birkeland - Montaggio: Barney Pilling - Costumi: Simona Rybáková - Formato: B.N., corto - Durata: 24'.

Cast: Mark Strong, Klára Issová, Petr Vanek, Thiana Valent, Zdenek Maryska, Jakub Kohák, Vojta Vomacka, Adam Kyznar, Dagmar Spain, Odess Damian, Tomás Legierski, Martin Hub, Bruce Davidson, Petr Nacovsky, Jakub Vindis, Daniel Peterka, Christophe Gilland, Tihana Valent.




Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - «Nosferatu in Love is a short that was part of the Playhouse Presents series (actually season 3 episode 2). Shot in Black and White and filmed in Czech it doesn’t actually feature a vampire. Rather it features an actor, Mark Strong (himself), playing a vampire – indeed playing Count Dracula in a remake of Herzog’s Nosferatu – the Vampyre. The film sees him in makeup through its length. It begins with the fictional director (Zdenek Maryska, Bathory) suggesting that they were waiting on set for Strong to come out of his trailer. In the trailer his wife, Luna (Klára Issová), faces a closed door and tells him through it that she wants a normal life again. She has rented an apartment for her and their son and discards her wedding ring as she leaves (and as a runner tells him he is wanted on set). Strong leaves the trailer and starts to run, whether after her or simply away is not clear. As he runs he steals a moped off someone. We see him in town being refused entry into a restaurant – he has money, just not on him, he says. He turns to see a petty thief, Fonso (Petr Vanek), trying to steal the moped. Fonso makes an excuse about thinking it was his but Strong suggests that he might buy it. Fonso has no money but does know a man who might. Having sold the moped Strong wants a drink and Fonso agrees to be his guide. This leads them into a series of misadventures (mostly surrounding Strong’s desire to release a truck load of rats – for the film – into the town). The film watches two disparate characters, who have more in common than they might think. The fact that Strong is in makeup throughout (which is rarely commented on, except that it leads Fonso to believe that Strong is the lead singer of death metal band Anus) leads to some of the comedy. The sight of Count Dracula dancing really tickled me. At one point Strong tells a barman that he is Sean Penn. The film leads them both to their individual catharsis, in a way, and leads Strong to give a stunning performance in his next scene (we are told). ...». 

Episodio 2 della stagione 3 della serie tv Storie in scena (Playhouse Presents).





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