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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
8 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The first Iranian Vampire Western

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

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

Director Ana Lily Amirpour, who bears a somewhat similar resemblance to the Sheila Vand (The Girl) actually performed the skateboarding sequences in the film for the the long shots. Amirpour is a lifelong skateboarder. See more »

Goofs

When the girl is pushing Arash home on the skateboard, the clicking of the wheels do not match the passage of the wheels over the sidewalk cracks. See more »

Quotes

Arash: Don't leave me. Don't leave me alone.
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Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Bashy
Written by Daniel Brandt, Ian Brauer and Julian Schleef
Performed by Free Electric Band
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Beautifully shot throw back to old film noir days
31 August 2015 | by jjgurdSee all my reviews

I stumbled upon this by accident and am delighted i wasn't put off by the slow start and gave this film the attention it deserved.

It's a slow placed, stylistic and beautifully shot film about personal redemption and moral lines. There is minimal dialogue but that works well for film noir. The focus is on atmosphere and a stunning soundtrack to bring the emotions of the characters to life, rather than words.

If you like fast paced action horrors, this won't be for you. If you want something more subtle without graphic gore but subtle emotional horror played out through flawed, though slightly clichéd, characters, then this film is wonderful.

I hope you enjoy it.


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