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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Romance  |  25 December 2013 (Germany)
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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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Ian
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Adam (voice)
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Dr. Watson (voice)
Yasmine Hamdan ...
Yasmine
Catherine Wilkening ...
Eve (voice)
Slimane Dazi ...
Bilal
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Taxi Driver, Detroit
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Scott
Georges Claisse ...
Hamza Kadri ...
Young Moroccan Lover
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Adam (Tom Hiddleston), 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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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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I was tricked into watching this by the numerous positive reviews. In reality it's slow and pretentious and surely even the most dedicated hipsters must struggle to deceive themselves that this is a good use of time. Positives: Impressive backdrop, normally good actors. Negatives: Boring story line. Lots of pretentious cinematography.

Basically I can't believe I spent such a large proportion of my life watching some sullen emo guy dressed up like a Cure fan moping around just generally being pretentious. Sure they are vampires, but they even manage to make that boring. If that's your kind of thing be my guest. I picked this film for myself and my fiancée to watch on a Saturday night instead of going out. It's going to be a long time before he forgives me. The only saving grace was when my phone rang mid way through.


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