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Only Lovers Left Alive -- Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangiers, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?
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Only Lovers Left Alive -- An underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?

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Director:
Writers:
Jim Jarmusch (written by) and
Marion Bessay (adaptation)
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Release Date:
12 December 2013 (Croatia) See more »
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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 her uncontrollable younger sister. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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15 wins & 32 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (Cast overview, first billed only)

Tilda Swinton ... Eve

Tom Hiddleston ... Adam

Anton Yelchin ... Ian

Mia Wasikowska ... Ava

Jeffrey Wright ... Dr. Watson

Slimane Dazi ... Bilal

John Hurt ... Christopher Marlowe
Carter Logan ... Scott
Aurelie Thepaut ... Flight Attendant (as Aurélie Thépaut)

Ali Amine ... Taxi Driver, Detroit
Dave W. ... White Hills
Ego Sensation ... White Hills
Nick Name ... White Hills
Fouad El Achaari ... Man on Street, Tangier
Hawchi Mustapha ... Man on Street, Tangier
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Rated R for language and brief nudity
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123 min
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There's a bar in Delray (Detroit) that they filmed some outside shots at. The bar was called "Ideal" and had been closed since 1986. The old man who owned the bar had to purchase the house next door in order to have access to the cement stairway between the buildings to get to the outside basement level of the bar. The old man told everyone on the cast and crew who would listen how it took him so long to purchase the bar and to talk the old lady that owned the house to sell to him although he didn't want the house (he only wanted the cement staircase that led to the basement level). Shortly after the filming at the bar (which took place in late July 2012) the old man torched the house next door for the insurance money.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Adam returns from obtaining blood from Dr. Watson, Eve has discovered the gun with the wooden bullet. Adam handles the doctor's bag as if it were empty rather than containing several cylinders of blood.See more »
Quotes:
Adam:They only learn when it's too late.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Can't Hardly Stand ItSee more »

198 out of 290 people found the following review useful.
hollow shells, 17 January 2014
Author: JW-30

Wonderful imagery. style and atmosphere in the extreme. great acting. Beauty in many forms: you get a lot for your eyes. Also, depending on your taste in music, there is also a lot for your ears.

For your brain, sadly, not as much.

"Only lovers left alive" is filled with a lot of name-dropping, by word, picture and sometimes sound. Whether you find that fascinating or pretentious depends on your taste.

But what this movie really lacks is a story. The characters are throughout and the dialogue may be scarce, but has some dry humour and snappy lines. That doesn't save it from going nowhere. Glaring plot holes may make you cringe at times. And the pacing looks like Jarmush tried to surpass Kaurismäki in terms of slowness. If so, he won.

So perhaps this movie is best tasted in the state its protagonists enter after relishing an excellent glass of blood: dazed, blissful, and somewhat drugged.

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