As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.
Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.
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
There was some action in the film at first. But when Jim Jarmusch was asked to add more, he removed all of it instead. See more »
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 »
How can you've lived for so long and still not get it? This self obsession is a waste of living. It could be spend in surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness and friendship, and dancing. You have been pretty lucky in love though, if I may say so.
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Written by Mirwais Ahmadzaï, Yasmine Hamdan and Abdelouab Abrit
Performed by Y.A.S.
Courtesy of Universal Music France under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd and Les productions 50 50 by arrangement with Tora Bora Publishing See more »
This is quite the brooding, atmospheric, and quite original take on a vampire love story. Twilight compared to this? Please. I wish I'd liked it more, but I feel like I missed a lot of it in a way. It's definitely the ideal film that needs a rewatch. The two leads are great, but Swinton continues to prove why she's the best actress working in the industry at the moment. She's extremely natural, nothing comes off half-baked with her, and even in a similar role she manages to basically act circles around Hiddelston. Regardless, he's pretty good too. Wasikowska is a blast in her short screen time, and the humor is pretty well done. Beware, this is quite the slow-paced film and no doubt many will hate it.
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