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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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Ana Lily Amirpour
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Credited cast:
Sheila Vand ... The Girl
Arash Marandi ... Arash
Marshall Manesh ... Hossein 'The Junkie'
Mozhan Marnò ... Atti 'The Prostitute'
Dominic Rains ... Saeed 'The Pimp'
Rome Shadanloo Rome Shadanloo ... Shaydah 'The Princess'
Milad Eghbali Milad Eghbali ... The Street Urchin
Reza Sixo Safai ... Rockabilly
Ray Haratian ... The Boss 'Commercil'
Ana Lily Amirpour ... Skeleton Partygirl
Pej Vahdat ... DJ Porno
Masuka The Cat Masuka The Cat ... The Cat (as Masuka)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maruti Garikiparthi 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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

20 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota Que Anda à Noite See more »

Filming Locations:

Taft, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ana Lily Amirpour teamed up with Radco to develop a series of graphic novels to accompany the film. It reveals more about The Girl and Bad City. 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 »

Quotes

Hossein 'The Junkie': I should die and leave you in peace.
Arash: Here, drink some water first.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Indie Horror Films (2017) See more »

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Tatilat
Written by Ali Azimi, Payam Hashimi, Pedram Afshin and Hesam Garshasbi
Performed by Radio Tehran
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Slow and moody
16 February 2017 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee 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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