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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 15 in UK
Director Jim Jarmusch Writer/s Jim Jarmusch, Marion Bessay
Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yeltsin, Jeffrey Wright, John Hurt
Source of story An original screenplay
Elevator Pitch A couple get together after time apart, she from Tangier, he in Detroit. They are vampires living in the 21st century on blood purchased from quasi-legal sources. The arrival of the female vampire’s sister stirs things up in a way which causes them to make unwelcome changes.
Content A bit of nudity and a lot of darkness – the whole film – in which the protagonists languidly move from one scene to another, mostly wearing sunglasses.
A View I know the critics liked this, but honestly, where was the rule that something has to happen every seven minutes? You might have to be a fan of the director to enjoy this – and don’t be attracted by the possibility of lots of vampire stuff.

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