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Only Lovers Left Alive 2013

  • Jim Jarmusch
  • April 11, 2014
  • 123 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Romance
After being around for centuries and now living in the modern age, vampire Adam is a rockstar that cannot grow accustomed to the new modern world with all of its new technology. While he lives in Detroit, his wife Eve lives in Tangier, flourishing in the new world. But when she senses Adam's depression with society, she gets on a plane and goes to see him. Shortly after Eve gets there, her little sister, Ava, shows up after 87 years and disrupts the couple's idyll reunion.


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The world may change but these two vampires stay the same, forever in love and life, superior to the 'zombies' who populate the decaying townships.

A good film for the patient. There is little gore, no horror and not a lot going on. Its existentialist, melancholic, lyrical and beautiful in the face of death.

Swinton, Hiddleston and Wasikowska are magnificent.

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This is quite the calm film that's much more about humanity, rather than anything else.

I put this film off for some time due to the fact that I'm allergic to vampire flicks. Hence, I did something wrong.

This is, mainly, a Jim Jarmusch film. If you haven't seen his stuff, do. This is a great addition to his little canon.

Swinton and Hiddleston play two vampires, 3000 and 500 years old, respectively, who live in our current day. This does not mean they'll start sprouting a lot of awe-inspiring Shakespearian words, and their history is surprisingly left to its own devices, i.e. letting the viewer think rather than have everything served on a platter.

You get to do a lot of thinking on your own in this film. Not that you have to. The film flows and drowses through time, radially, even from the very first scenes.

It's more an experience than a film. The music's great. It's almost existential, this one.

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La mejor película vampírica que he visto en bastante tiempo, con poesía y cultura lograron un amor eterno, las locaciones se ajustan por completo y el rock y el blues la complementan de manera espectacular.

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