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Byzantium (2012)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  31 May 2013 (UK)
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Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

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Nadia
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Anya
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Frank
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Savella
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Storyline

Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence. Written by Production

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Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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£8,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,643 (USA) (28 June 2013)

Gross:

$84,293 (USA) (2 August 2013)
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Neil Jordan considered his frequent collaborator Stephen Rea to play Savella, but Rea was busy and Jordan had taken a strong liking the presence and voice of Uri Gavriel and cast him instead. See more »

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[first lines]
Eleanor: My story can never be told. I write it over and over, wherever we find shelter. I write of what I cannot speak: the truth. I write all I know of it, then I throw the pages to the wind. Maybe the birds can read it.
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The Unquiet Grave
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Vampires. But not as we know them!
12 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have just seen this film as part of the famous Bridport Film Festival called "From page to screen". It features films that have been adapted from books and are very often accompanied, either before or after the screening, by a question and answer session with either the Director, Producer or Author etc. Bridport is in the county of Dorsetshire in the United Kingdom. This pre-release screening of Byzantium was enhanced by a very informative Q&A with the Producer Stephen Woolley. If you are expecting fangs, crucifixes, coffins and garlic prepare to be surprised! These vampires are a new take on a familiar theme. Much of the film is shot on location in the seaside town of Hastings which gives it a fabulously grungy and stark atmosphere. I have to admit that I didn't really want to go and see "another" vampire film. Believe me when I say that this is not just "another" vampire film.


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Totally unrealistic.. newstar877
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Eleanor had such a BIG MOUTH!! I wanted to slap her! hedgejones
Why does Clara still talk and act like someone from the 1820s? s_campanale
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