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5,128 Ratings

Only Lovers Left Alive

Directed by Jim Jarmusch
United States, Germany, 2013
Drama, Horror, Romance


Centuries-old lovers Adam and Eve are vampires. He’s playing rock in Detroit while she’s hanging out in Tangiers. They struggle with depression and an ever-changing world and watch time go by, each finding stability in the other. However, the appearance of her brazen younger sister brings trouble.

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Only Lovers Left Alive Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2013 | Winner: Cannes Soundtrack Award

Independent Spirit Awards

2015 | 2 nominations including: Best Screenplay

Only Lovers Left Alive is Top 5 Jim Jarmusch for sure; a long, warm bath in sensuality, with flashes of Wong-Kar Wai amid the ennui. In its deliberate slowness, it also ends up feeling like a requiem for 20th century film storytelling, and for the pre-digital world.
August 02, 2014
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I consider it the best film that Jarmusch has ever made… It’s romantic, and not devoid of a certain crucial negativity (there’s a reason that vampires only go out at night). But it pulls back from the extremity of youthful romanticism, as Adam’s morbidity is tempered by Eve’s pragmatism as a survivor.
April 10, 2014
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Jarmusch has created a requiem for a way of looking at life that is being increasingly relegated to the shadows. Yet it’s the kind of dirge that, perversely and profoundly, sends you back out into a volatile world with a glad-to-be-alive high.
April 08, 2014
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