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A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of uncontrollable younger sister.

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Flight Attendant (as Aurélie Thépaut)
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Taxi Driver, Detroit
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White Hills
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Man on Street, Tangier
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Man on Street, Tangier
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Adam ('Tom Hiddleston (I)'), an underground musician reunites with his lover for centuries (Tilda Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister (Mia Wasikowska). Written by lo_watson

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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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25 December 2013 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Sólo los amantes sobreviven  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$87,989 (USA) (11 April 2014)

Gross:

$1,879,534 (USA) (12 September 2014)
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There was some action in the film at first. But when Jarmusch was asked to add more he instead removed all of it. See more »

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Rock n Roll Vampires
16 November 2013 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

One knows that a Jim Jarmusch movie about vampires is not going to be like any other vampire film. In fact it would be unkind to class this as a vampire movie. Only Lovers Left Alive is a highly stylized and atmospheric film bemoaning the passing of the great rock n roll and Hippy era. Here we have a vampire couple (Swinton & Hiddleston - both excellent and perfectly cast) living an isolated life in an abandoned house in Detroit, USA. Hiddleston used to be a famous rock n roll artist who has become a recluse collecting old guitars and records. They survive by purchasing blood samples from a corrupt doctor. We also have one of their old vampire friends (John Hurt) living in Tangiers where the blood is specially pure. Things take an unexpected turn when Swinton's mischievous sister (Mia Wasikowska) visits them. Only Lovers Left Alive has cult film written all over it. The music is great too and blends perfectly with the atmosphere. Essential for Jarmusch fans and recommended to others too!


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