Irresistible, immoral, immortal.
Gemma Arterton (Hansel & Gretel) and Saoirse Ronan (The Host) star in this supernatural vampire thriller as a brothel-operating mother-daughter duo on the run from the law, finding shelter in a run-down coastal town. When residents begin to die, the elusive pair's deadly secrets come to light. From the director of The Crying Game and Interview with the Vampire.... More
Selling her body to make ends meet, the ever-practical Clara (Arterton) soon meets shy and lonely Noel (Daniel May), who provides a roof over their heads in his seedy guesthouse, Byzantium. Clara, always looking towards the future, turns it into a ‘pop-up’ brothel.
Meanwhile Eleanor (Ronan), the eternal schoolgirl, meets Frank (Caleb Landry Jones), a kindred spirit who prompts her to reveal the truth - that she was born in 1804 but is still a teenager, that Clara is her mother yet is only a few years older, and that they must both drink human blood to stay alive. As the residents catch on to the deadly ruse, Eleanor and Clara face the haunting past that finally confronts them.Hide
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BY Aaron Yap Flicks Writer
While Neil Jordan’s last film, 2009’s beguiling, wholly underrated sea-nymph tale Ondine, stopped short of marking a full-fledged return to the realm of fantastique where he’s notably contributed with Company of Wolves and Interview with the Vampire, Byzantium is such a return - and his most satisfying and cohesive work in years. One might rush to compare its teenage romance subplot to Twilight, but in truth, the film is closer in its revisionist spirit to Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In. ... More
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BY Davedrapes nobody
I was interested in the sort of rules that were involved with these types of vampires and found the history of the characters and their choices to be the backbone of the movie, when it came to the final act of the movie the pace picked up which was good but I thought the characters made some strange choices. Great movie
BY albasunderpants nobody
I tend to be more of a shallow popcorn movie lover so I was pleasantly surprised. Some people found it slow but I was totally drawn into the story. Great acting and awesome camerawork. Slight humour in parts just to break the rather bleak but riveting tale. Highly recommended.
BY rosiew superstar
I went in not knowing what to expect, it was a little slow moving towards the beginning but the wait was worth it. When the story started coming together, it was captivating and the cinematography was just beautiful. I would watch this again. I enjoyed the way that the idea of vampires was used in a comfortably unique way and I can't say that it was significantly similar to any other movie. Nice work!
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