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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

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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.

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Jim Jarmusch

Writers:

Jim Jarmusch, Marion Bessay (adaptation)
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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
Aurélie Thépaut ... Flight Attendant
Ali Amine ... Taxi Driver, Detroit
Dave W. ... White Hills
Ego Sensation ... White Hills
Nick Name ... White Hills
Fouad El Achaari Fouad El Achaari ... Man on Street, Tangier
Hawchi Mustapha Hawchi Mustapha ... Man on Street, Tangier
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Storyline

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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Cool people never die


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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$87,989, 13 April 2014

Gross USA:

$1,879,534

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,609,187
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1.85 : 1
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Amongst the books Eve packs for her trip to Detroit are the play "Endgame" by Samuel Beckett, "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, "Pequeños poemas" by Ramón de Campoamor, "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion" by Yukio Mishima, "The Bastard of Istanbul" by Elif Shafak, "Basquiat" by Dieter Buchhart, "The Ambassadors" by Henry James, "The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne, "Orlando Furioso" by Ludovico Ariosto, "The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance Masterpiece" by Gary M. Radke, "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka, "Zwischen zwei Revolutionen" by Ernst Heilborn, "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert, and "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace. See more »

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Dr. Watson makes a comment about the stethoscope around Adam's neck. The ear pieces are hanging on Adam's left side. In the shot in the hallway, the stethoscope is now hanging with the ear pieces on his right side. See more »

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Adam: It's probably blood poisoning.
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A stunning love story between two undying souls
16 November 2013 | by dance-party-kgbSee all my reviews

This is Jim at his utter best. The balance between emotive writing and gentle quiet spaces within the script are total perfection. The characters are well rounded and very easy to empathize with, which is surprising for a couple of centuries old vampires. There is none of the usual gaudy over the top vampiric crap that usually fills these types of movies. It's a love story at heart and one that does a fantastic job of balancing itself so that the intimacy shown on screen is divine taste of these interesting characters lives without falling over the top into some strangely perverse romcom. There is humor and and satire in abundance, though it is never cheapened or thrown into the mix to fill a gap. No this film in entirety is sweet and humbling. The sets are rich and perfectly put together, the performances are flawless from each and every member of the cast no matter how long their involvement. This movie is the type that causes you to want to crawl into it's story and settle down to live within it.


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