An Iranian Vampire Western, shot in black&white and with a killer soundtrack... it's a love story about two tortured souls in a desolate Iranian Ghost-town called 'Bad City', where a lonely vampire is stalking the towns most depraved denizens.Written by
Of the many posters above the bed of "The Girl", three are instantly recognizable from the albums, "Music of the Bee Gees", "Michael Jackson's Thriller" and "Madonna: The First Album".
However, while The Bee Gees poster seems authentic it appears that impostors are posing in the Michael Jackson and Madonna posters. This may have been done deliberately to create an unsettling atmosphere for the film.
A smaller poster of a girl holding a Christmas light in front of her eye is none other than the director Ana Lily Amirpour. See more »
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 »
Written by Ali Azimi, Payam Hashimi, Pedram Afshin and Hesam Garshasbi
Performed by Radio Tehran See more »
Born to be camp!
How to write about a film like this without giving away too many details? Almost impossible. The film is really fun to watch and it is good not to know too much of the plot because many twists and turns function best if you do not expect them. Although this does not mean you cannot enjoy it again, once you saw it. The mood of the film shifts between serious and persiflage and in that it is very well balanced because it never tips in either the one or the other way too much. Although it makes fun of the genre(s) it is scary too in the right moments. It keeps you guessing and although the film uses many situations from different genres that you know, the way they are put together and set against each other creates a very entertaining film. To describe the mood, it reminds me of Aki Kaurismäki's movies, especially the use of music and looks and the dialog. Did this review tell you what to expect? Certainly not! Go and see for yourself!!! :-)
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