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Beautiful. Seductive. Deadly. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content and language.
Released on:
June 28, 2013 (limited)

Production Companies:
Number 9 Films, Demarest Films, Lipsync Productions, Parallel Films, West End Films
IFC Films

Status: Released

This film is Also Known As:
"A Vampire Story"

Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Caleb Landry Jones, Sam Riley, Daniel Mays, Thure Lindhardt, Gabriela Marcinkova

Director: Neil Jordan

Screenwriter: Moira Buffini
Script: Play Adaptation

Genre: Fantasy, Thriller, Drama, Period
About the film:
Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.
Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content and language.

Project Timeline:
Feb. 13, 2011: Director: Neil Jordan
May 14, 2011: Cast: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan
Aug. 22, 2011: Writer: Moira Buffini, Cast: Caleb Landry Jones
Mar. 12, 2013: Release Date: June 28, 2013
Box Office: Opening weekend: $16,643 (6 theaters) |
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    Amri – GtiEpiirPDyUBuUzqJ
    April 29, 2012 - 16:32
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    Hi Matt,I just saw the film, in large part because of your rodmmoencatien. I liked it a lot, although not unreservedly. I don't think any of your questions have a definitive answer (unless the writer or director responds), but here's my take.1) Unknown, probably unimportant. Perhaps we are meant to understand that it could have been any of us.2) I never got the sense that she was a man. I just assumed the hermaphrodite reference was simply to make the bad guy seem creepier.3) I'd have to watch it again with that question in mind.4) At the time, I assumed it just characterized her as someone obsessive-compulsive enough to even cause her own bleeding when she flossed. Or suggesting that her attempts to clean up her own life were going to cause her to suffer. However, you bad wolf idea is intriguing as she did walk out of the wolf's mouth at the end.5) The second answer, as Hanna was in a way Marissa's child.All in all, a good film. Thanks for the rodmmoencatien.