Byzantium

Byzantium

Director: Neil Jordan Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller

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Overview

Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan star in Interview With the Vampire director Neil Jordan's lavish yet decadent tale of a blood-sucking mother/daughter duo whose dark 200-year history threatens to catch up with them at a run-down hotel on the English coast. Their story begins during the Napoleonic Wars, when young Eleanor (Ronan) is abandoned as Clara (Arterton) falls into a passionate love affair. Two centuries later, demure Eleanor and extroverted Clara are on the run when they seek sanctuary in a dilapidated coastal resort. There, Clara sets her sights on a lonely soul named Noel (Daniel Mays), who has just inherited the Byzantium hotel, a once-thriving inn that has fallen into a sad state of disrepair. Before long, the elder vampire has transformed the Byzantium into a makeshift brothel where she and her young companion can quench their thirst for human blood while maintaining a low profile. Meanwhile, Eleanor falls for Frank (Caleb Landry Jones), a charming young waiter who unwittingly draws out the natural storyteller in her. Amidst a string of mysterious disappearances in the sleepy coastal town, Frank realizes that Eleanor's extraordinary tales are much more than simple fantasy. As Clara and Eleanor's sanguinary past slowly comes into focus, it's only a matter of time before the pair will be forced to either flee once again or face their fates with a sense of dark courage. Jonny Lee Miller and Sam Riley co-star.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2013
UPC: 0030306988290
Original Release: 2012
Rating: R
Source: Ifc Independent Film
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 30,583

Special Features

Interviews; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Saoirse Ronan Eleanor
Sam Riley Darvell
Jonny Lee Miller Ruthven
Daniel Mays Noel
Caleb Landry Jones Frank
Ruby Snape Wendy
Jenny Kavanagh Barmaid
Glenn Doherty Steve
Thure Lindhardt Werner
Warren Brown Gareth
Gabriela Marcinkova Anya
Edyta Budnik Nadia
Barry Cassin Robert Fowlds
Uri Gavriel Savella
David Heap Lap Dancing Client
Caroline Johns Young Clara
Christine Marzano Mrs. Strange
Kate Ashfield Gabi
Jeff Mash Mark
Ronnie Masterson Old Lady in Hospital
Patricia Loveland Old Lady in Hotel
Maria Doyle Kennedy Morag

Technical Credits
Neil Jordan Director
Tony Aherne Asst. Director
Sean Bobbitt Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Consolata Boyle Costumes/Costume Designer
Moira Buffini Screenwriter
Simon Elliott Production Designer
Sam Englebardt Producer
Susie Figgis Casting
Team FX Special Effects
Martin Goulding Art Director
Sharon Harel-Cohen Executive Producer
William D. Johnson Producer
Elizabeth Karlsen Producer
Joanna Laurie Associate Producer
Tony Lawson Editor
Mark Manuel Executive Producer
Norman Merry Executive Producer
Alan Moloney Producer
Redmond Morris Co-producer
Susan Mullen Associate Producer
Javier Navarrete Score Composer
Ted O'Neal Executive Producer
Danny Perkins Executive Producer
Crispian Sallis Art Director
Stephen Woolley Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Byzantium
1. Opening Credits [11:30]
2. We Have To Leave [7:46]
3. Proud Of You [11:59]
4. Fed You On Lies [8:32]
5. Only Friends Here [10:27]
6. Money On The Table [10:40]
7. Give Me The Dark [10:06]
8. Read Her Story [10:00]
9. Lives With Vampires [11:09]
10. Nails Of Justice [4:18]
11. Too Late [5:21]
12. Ending Credits [11:53]
13. Chapter 13 [4:35]

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Byzantium 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Nikki60 More than 1 year ago
Atmospherically set and exquisitely captured on film, peopled by actors who portray characters believable in the circumstances of the story. A real must for the student and collector of Vampire lore.