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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.

Director:

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:

Sólo los amantes sobreviven See more »

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,879,534, 12 September 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,609,187
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The band White Hills seen live in the film has a song called "Let The Right One In" on their self titled 2010 album. Let the Right One In (2008) is another vampire movie. See more »

Goofs

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

Ava: [after she has drained Ian of blood] Oh, I didn't mean to, he was just so cute. And now I feel sick.
Eve: What do you expect, he's from the fucking music industry!
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Featured in Brows Held High: Anonymous (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Hardly Stand It
Written by Joe Chastain, Charlie Feathers &
Jerry Huffman
Performed by Charlie Feathers
Courtesy of Gusto Records, Inc.
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Self-indulgent hipster vampire movie
27 May 2014 | by pmamutSee all my reviews

Hooray, a non-young adult vampire movie!

Oh wait.

Self-indulgent past the point of inducing nausea, combined with the lack of any sort of story line makes this movie pretentious and boring. Some beautiful cinematography and music makes it only slightly bearable, if you're doing something else while watching it. Otherwise, soporific.

I would recommend reading the "hollow shell" review as well, sums up issues with the movie succinctly.

Basically: This movie is painful but Tilda Swinton's hair is magnificent.


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