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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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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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25 December 2013 (Germany)  »

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Sólo los amantes sobreviven  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$1,879,534 (USA) (12 September 2014)
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Marlowe gives Eve and Adam the last of his "good stuff" - there is clearly very little left as they both tip the flask to drink the dregs. Cut to the couple in the street, building up the courage to go "a bit 15th century" on the lovers and they're taking decent drinks from the same flask and hardly lifting it - as if its pretty full. See more »

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Two immortal lovers reunite after years of separation.
1 January 2014 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Yes, Only Lovers Left Alive is another vampire movie. Yes, the characters are very pale and old and romantic. Yes, it is very much full of clichés and stereotypes. However, it is also wickedly smart, beautifully shot, filled to the brim with talent and full of cultural witticisms.

Tom Hiddleston is Adam, Tilda Swinton is Eve and Jim Jarmusch is a genius. This is a director that tells us all we need to know without doubting our intelligence. He allows us to fall into the depths of the film without worrying about a perfectly neat beginning, middle and end. He even stops his characters from following tedious and predictable patterns, because after all, they're too old for that.

This is a movie for film lovers and pop culture enthusiasts. It is a vampire film that takes advantage of its time span; cultural references dating back hundreds of years can be found at every corner. Only Lovers Left Alive does not focus on blood and gore, it is not a thriller nor a horror, it doesn't even truly focus on the world of vampires. Instead, Jarmusch studies the eternal, he explores the quiet, perhaps boring, every day life of a modern, intelligent and ancient being who has, quite literally, seen it all.

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