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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 20 April 2015 (USA)
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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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... The Girl
... Arash
... Hossein 'The Junkie'
... Atti 'The Prostitute'
... Saeed 'The Pimp'
... Shaydah 'The Princess'
Milad Eghbali ... The Street Urchin
... Rockabilly
Ray Haratian ... The Boss 'Commercil'
... Skeleton Partygirl
... DJ Porno
Masuka The Cat ... The Cat (as Masuka)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maruti Garikiparthi ... Marcus (as Maruti Gariki)
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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. Written by Ana Lily Amirpour

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The first Iranian Vampire Western

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Drama | Horror

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20 April 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Garota Que Anda à Noite  »

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2.35 : 1
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The cat (Masuka) was not originally written in the script but Amirpour was so impressed by his skills that she put him in the film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Arash: If there was a storm coming right now, a big storm, from behind those mountains, would it matter? Would it change anything?
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Referenced in T00nVision: A Halloween Discussion (2017) See more »

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Bashy
Written by Daniel Brandt, Ian Brauer and Julian Schleef
Performed by Free Electric Band
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Slow and moody
16 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is an interesting movie. More a curiosity at moments than a movie with a body and a plot, it ends being saved by its atmosphere and the cinematography, even if some of its moments fall into the silly.

A vampire is roaming an Iranian town. She goes around killing 'bad' men, talking with people and just being very, very shy. She becomes friends with a young guy. Will she end up killing him?

Who are we kidding. The movie doesn't really care about vampires or anything. On the other hand, it has a very nice atmosphere and some of its aspects, like the music or the bleak black and white, give it an atmosphere close to a Western. The camera-work is good, and the direction acceptable enough. There are a couple of scenes really good. The acting, however, is a little bit stilted and, in a couple of occasions, just too silly. The vampire's movements are hilarious (not sure if on purpose).

"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" ends being a movie that will be enjoyed more by people who like their movies about atmosphere and 'messages'. Just forget about plot and pace.


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