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Immortality (1998)

The Wisdom of Crocodiles (original title)
Vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to redeem him.

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Steven is multi-talented, handsome, and a expert seducer of women. He craves intimacy with women, literally cannot live without it, and is in search of the perfect woman. All of his relationships, however, end tragically. Eventually, he meets Anne, a strong woman who is different, better than the others. However, soon it becomes clear that this is a relationship that only one of them will survive. The title refers to a quote from Francis Bacon, who wrote about crocodiles, who shed tears when they devour their prey. Written by <clazsis@aol.com>

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Handsome. Seductive. Deadly.


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Rated R for some strong violence and gore, language, and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$10,281 (USA) (14 July 2000)

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$21,404 (USA) (21 July 2000)
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Anthony Minghella's wife produced the film and used to watched the dailies at home each evening. Minghella would watch over her shoulder and was so impressed with Jude Law's performance he would cast him the following year as Dickie Greenleaf in "The Talented Mr Ripley" (1999) See more »

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When Steven is standing in the police lineup he has a bruise on the corner of his mouth. During his interrogation in the next scene, the bruise is gone. See more »

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Steven Grlscz: [to Anna] Who is this that comes like a pillar of the smoke out of the wilderness? Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense. The joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of a cunning craftsman. You read.
Anna Labels: Thy lips are like scarlet and thy mouth is comely. The smell of thy breath like apples.
Steven Grlscz: And thy breasts two clusters of grapes. Thou, all fair, my love, there is no flaw in you.
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Slow, but engaging and strong dialogue
6 June 2001 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

As a vampire-movie enthusiast I had some high hopes for this picture. Jude Law usually makes for pleasant watching and Elina Lowensohn matches perfectly. That's the first good thing about the movie that really stood out to me: the casting is perfect. Not stereotypical, but very believable and right on target.

The movie is a bit slow and doesn't offer a lot in the way of a horror-movie as most viewers might expect it to, but it tells an engaging story. The plot isn't overly original, but when you look at some of the details, it's obviously well thought out. I loved most of the dialogue: witty, to the point and original. No fake grandeur or excessive posing (like many vampire movies do have), subtle jokes and no giveaways by the characters.

The movie is a good one overall, but even on its strong points, it sometimes misses genius and excellence, so only a 7 for this one.


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