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Byzantium (2012)

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Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

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Lap Dancing Client
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Gareth
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Wendy
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Jenny Kavanagh ...
Barmaid
Glenn Doherty ...
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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. Written by Production

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Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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31 May 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Vampire Story  »

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Budget:

£8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,643, 30 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$84,293, 4 August 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The seaside town used as the location of the film was Hastings in East Sussex England. See more »

Goofs

When Carla is about to perform oral sex on Noel at the carnival she only manages to unbuckle his belt before he interrupts her, in the following shots his pants are around his ankles. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eleanor: My story can never be told. I write it over and over, wherever we find shelter. I write of what I cannot speak: the truth. I write all I know of it, then I throw the pages to the wind. Maybe the birds can read it.
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Byzantium (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata in C Major Op. 2 No. 3, Adagio
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Simon Chamberlain
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Vampires. But not as we know them!
12 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

I have just seen this film as part of the famous Bridport Film Festival called "From page to screen". It features films that have been adapted from books and are very often accompanied, either before or after the screening, by a question and answer session with either the Director, Producer or Author etc. Bridport is in the county of Dorsetshire in the United Kingdom. This pre-release screening of Byzantium was enhanced by a very informative Q&A with the Producer Stephen Woolley. If you are expecting fangs, crucifixes, coffins and garlic prepare to be surprised! These vampires are a new take on a familiar theme. Much of the film is shot on location in the seaside town of Hastings which gives it a fabulously grungy and stark atmosphere. I have to admit that I didn't really want to go and see "another" vampire film. Believe me when I say that this is not just "another" vampire film.


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