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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night -- In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.


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14 January 2015 (France) See more »
The first Iranian Vampire Western
In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are... See more » | Full synopsis »
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11 wins & 17 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Sheila Vand ... The Girl

Arash Marandi ... Arash

Marshall Manesh ... Hossein 'The Junkie'

Mozhan Marnò ... Atti 'The Prostitute'

Dominic Rains ... Saeed 'The Pimp'

Rome Shadanloo ... Shaydah 'The Princess'
Milad Eghbali ... The Street Urchin

Reza Sixo Safai ... Rockabilly

Ray Haratian ... The Boss 'Commercil'

Ana Lily Amirpour ... Skeleton Partygirl

Pej Vahdat ... DJ Porno
Masuka The Cat ... The Cat (as Masuka)

Directed by
Ana Lily Amirpour 
Writing credits
Ana Lily Amirpour (written by)

Produced by
Justin Begnaud .... producer
Ben Conrad .... executive producer
Sheri Davani .... co-producer
Daniel Grove .... executive producer
Patrick Grove .... executive producer
Nick Moceri .... executive producer
Daniel Noah .... executive producer
Reza Sixo Safai .... executive producer
Sina Sayyah .... producer
Alexei Tylevich .... executive producer
Alan Noel Vega .... associate producer
Josh C. Waller .... executive producer
Elijah Wood .... executive producer
Michael J. Zampino .... line producer
Cinematography by
Lyle Vincent 
Film Editing by
Alex O'Flinn 
Production Design by
Sergio De La Vega 
Art Direction by
Sam Kramer 
Costume Design by
Natalie O'Brien 
Makeup Department
Dnelle Almanza .... assistant makeup artist
Louise Cockburn .... makeup artist
Jill Fogel .... Prosthetic designer
Jill Fogel .... key makeup artist
Rose Lopez .... assistant makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dana Keating .... second assistant director
Daniel Lugo .... first assistant director
Art Department
Abcnt .... additional artwork
Christian D'Amico .... leadman
Sound Department
Kyle Arzt .... foley editor
Benjamin James Bradshaw .... foley mixer
Scott Brewster .... adr mixer
Ryan Briley .... adr & dialogue editor
Gary Day .... sound mixer
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Joseph DiMarco .... assistant sound editor
Kevin Froines .... assistant sound editor
Jason Gaya .... re-recording mixer
James Miller .... sound effects editor
Damien Monier .... boom operator
Jay Nierenberg .... sound design and supervision
Kailand C. Reilly .... sound effects editor
Natalia Saavedra Brychcy .... sound effects editor
Chris Terhune .... co-supervising sound editor
Jan Brauer .... additional sound design (uncredited)
Tess Fournier .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mike F. Hedayati .... visual effects supervisor
Alan Noel Vega .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Paul Alvarado .... first assistant camera
Joseph Paul Alvarado .... second unit cinematographer
Stratton Bailey .... key grip
Cedric Cheung-Lau .... gaffer
Scott Dropkin .... steadi-cam operator
Will Gottlieb .... best boy grip
Will Gottlieb .... key grip: "b" unit
Todd Kappelt .... second assistant camera
Adelson Luna .... electrician
Jake Magee .... best boy electric
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nikki Parish .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Kit Lubold .... digital intermediate producer
Daniel McGilvray .... digital intermediate supervisor
Zachary Medow .... digital intermediate colorist
Chris Punsalan .... assistant editor
Music Department
Johnny Jewel .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Bob Ellis .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Abcnt .... additional motion graphics
Delaura Attaran .... production assistant
Milvia Bonacini .... voice actress: Rome Shadanloo
Jeremiah Bond .... production assistant
Michael Chaudry .... craft service
Michelle Chaudry .... crafts service
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Dana Keating .... production coordinator
Adam Kersh .... publicist
Armin Amiri .... special thanks
Sergio De La Vega .... in loving memory of

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101 min
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Did You Know?

Ana Lily Amirpour's feature film directorial debut.See more »
Errors in geography: Although the movie is set in the Iranian ghost-town Bad City. Two locomotives from the California area are seen at the power plant after The Girl gets her ears pierced. Two engines, one marked CEFX 3048 and one marked Railink RLK 2121 are seen pulling some GATX corporation cars. CEFX 3048's and RLK 2121's normal area of operations would be in California.See more »
Arash:If there was a storm coming right now, a big storm, from behind those mountains, would it matter? Would it change anything?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Casual: The Magpie (#2.8)" (2016)See more »
The Bread ThiefSee more »


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70 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
Be a Good Boy, 4 January 2015
Author: David Ferguson ( from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. This is my third "first feature" from a writer/director this week, but there endeth any similarities. Ana Lily Amirpour presents the first ever Iranian romantic vampire thriller that blends the styles of Spaghetti Westerns, graphic novels and 1950's rebel flicks, while making a social statement regarding Muslim women.

This festival favorite is an expanded version of Ms. Amirpour's 2011 short film of the same title, and the use of black and white, combined with cinematographer Lyle Vincent's extraordinary photography, delivers a beautifully stark dream-like atmosphere that lends itself well to the sparse dialogue approach.

Despite minimal conversation, we quickly recognize Saeed (Dominic Rains) as the ultra-arrogant drug dealer and bullying pimp, Arash (Arash Marandi) as the hard-working dutiful nice guy who sees himself as a would-be James Dean, Hossein (Marshall Manash) as the drug-addicted dad who burdens his son, and Atti (Mozhan Marno) as the aging, powerless prostitute with little hope. There is even the street boy (Milad Eghbali) who sees all and says little … and is the target of the film's most terrifying scene (and maybe one of the most terrifying bloodless scenes of any horror film).

What really stands out about this low-budget gem is the seamless and effective mixing of genres. In addition to the "vampire" moments, there are a couple of the most quietly erotic scenes that I can recall (including an ear-piercing), and even a quite humorous scene with an under-the-influence Arash mesmerized by a lamp post while wearing a Dracula costume and being observed by a real vampire.

The vampire is played perfectly by Sheila Vand, whose intoxicating eyes and subtle facial gestures convey all whether she is feeding her appetite, being gently seduced by Arash, or slowly coasting on her skateboard. Her only time to unleash pent-up emotions is the previously mentioned scene when she warns "Be a good boy". Otherwise, she is the lonesome vampire in search of connection who periodically weeds out the bad men – simultaneously improving society and empowering women.

It's an odd production as the characters speak Farsi, but filming took place outside Bakersfield, California in a locale that fits the story town's name, Bad City. Any influence of Iranian culture is only evident through interpretation and the excellent cast. The beautiful camera work is complemented by an outstanding and unusual soundtrack … a combination that proves Ms. Amirpour's eye and feel for storytelling. The minimal dialogue approach is successful thanks to the atmospheric style and the talents of the cast (many of whom will be familiar to American TV and film audiences). It's an exciting first feature and has many anxiously awaiting the next project from Ana Lily Amirpour.

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