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Byzantium (2012)

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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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Barry Cassin ...
Robert Fowlds
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David Heap ...
Lap Dancing Client
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Gareth
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Wendy
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Werner
Jenny Kavanagh ...
Barmaid
Glenn Doherty ...
Steve
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Nadia
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Anya
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Frank
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Noel
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Savella
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Darvell
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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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31 May 2013 (UK)  »

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A Vampire Story  »

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£8,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$84,293 (USA) (2 August 2013)
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Saoirse Ronan actually plays Ludwig van Beethoven's complicated Piano Sonata Opus 2, No. 3, having undergone an intense 12-week crash course in piano lessons. See more »

Goofs

Carla is wearing high heels when she is at the strip club performing, when Werner finds her and hunts her down and a chase ensues she is suddenly wearing sneakers. See more »

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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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Featured in Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) See more »

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Nacht Und Traume, D.827
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by Janet Baker (as Dame Janet Baker) and Geoffrey Parsons
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd (P) (1981)
Digital remastering courtesy of EMI Records Ltd (P) (1996)
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Understated masterpiece.
7 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie just rocked me. I expected the usual cheesy horror movie.

Lots of blood and of course the fangs.

What I found was a work of art; The richness of the characters and their credibility was hard to fault. The storyline,and of course there was the music.

The atmosphere was enchanting. A work of art; must see this movie. I have seen a few movies in my life, but I do not recall watching them repeatedly.

I cannot put my finger on it, but I suppose this movie just got me.

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