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Immortality (1998)

The Wisdom of Crocodiles (original title)
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Vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to redeem him.

Director:

Po-Chih Leong

Writer:

Paul Hoffman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Steven Grlscz
Elina Löwensohn ... Anne Levels
Timothy Spall ... Inspector Healey
Jack Davenport ... Sergeant Roche
Colin Salmon ... Martin
Hitler Wong Hitler Wong ... Noodles Chan
Kerry Fox ... Maria Vaughan
Stuart Bowman ... Car Crash Mechanic
C.J. December ... Car Crash Mechanic
Anastasia Hille ... Karen
Nicholas Lamont Nicholas Lamont ... Toll Bridge Attendant (as Nick Lamont)
Joseph O'Conor ... Mr. Nancarrow
Ashley Artus ... Gang Leader
Tom Wu ... Gang Member
Hon Ping Tang ... Gang Member
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Storyline

Steven is multi-talented, handsome, and a expert seducer of women. He craves intimacy with women, literally cannot live without it, and is in search of the perfect woman. All of his relationships, however, end tragically. Eventually, he meets Anne, a strong woman who is different, better than the others. However, soon it becomes clear that this is a relationship that only one of them will survive. The title refers to a quote from Francis Bacon, who wrote about crocodiles, who shed tears when they devour their prey. Written by <clazsis@aol.com>

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Handsome. Seductive. Deadly.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence and gore, language, and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film's title is also known as the "The Wisdom Of Crocodiles". See more »

Goofs

When Steven is standing in the police lineup he has a bruise on the corner of his mouth. During his interrogation in the next scene, the bruise is gone. See more »

Quotes

Steven Grlscz: I haven't confessed to any of the two murders, but I have admited to acting badly twice.
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Prelude Op. 28, No. 15 in D flat major - Raindrop
by Frédéric Chopin
(uncredited)
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Take a sad film and make it better.
26 April 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is the umpteenth story of the lonesome vampire who's got to bite -only women here- to survive.You get the picture?Directing is listless and does not create any stir.So why bother?

Because Jude here carries the world upon his shoulders ;and he seems to realize that the director here doesn't even play it cool and thus makes his world a little colder.That is to say Jude Law saves the movie from absolute mediocrity.He's prodigious notably in two scenes that would be undistinguished without his presence:the first in the tube with the hoodlums where he mesmerizes the whole pack and even the cop ;the second in the hospital when he talks to the little girl,smiling sweetly .The wisdom of crocodiles indeed.One wishes Roman Polanski had directed him.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,281, 16 July 2000

Gross USA:

$25,648

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,836
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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