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Byzantium

Byzantium

  • R
  • 2012
  • 118mins
StarringGemma ArtertonSaoirse RonanJonny Lee MillerDirectorNeil JordanTheir story begins during the Napoleonic Wars, when young Eleanor (Ronan) was abandoned as Clara (Arterton) fell 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 occurs in the sleepy coastal town. Clara and Eleanor's sanguinary past slowly comes into focus and it's only a matter of time until the two vampires will be forced to flee once again, or remain to face their fates with a sense of dark courage.