A girl walks home alone at night

A girl walks home alone at night

DVD - 2015 | Persian
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The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made. A joyful mash up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films and the Iranian New Wave.
Publisher: [United States] : Kino Lorber, © 2015.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) :,sound, black & white ;,12 cm
digital, optical, surround, 5.1, rda
widescreen (2.35:1)
NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1


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Feb 14, 2018

After patiently sitting through "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night" - I now pronounce director, Ana Amirpour as being the new "Ed Wood" of Iranian cinema.

But, unlike Wood's directorial incompetence - Amirpour's total lack of skill (unfortunately) doesn't offer the viewer a picture that has the essential edge of having unintentional humour on its side.

With "Film-Student Project" written all over it - You'd honestly think that Amirpour would have at least tried to present even one of her Iranian characters as being anything else but pure white-trash ('cause one and all were completely Americanized Iranians to the extreme).

Containing countless "dead-air" moments and set in a city that seemed to be suspiciously void of any citizens - "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night" was a completely anal look at vampires where its zero-charisma bloodsucker was so reckless about satisfying her thirst (showing no concern to conceal her nocturnal activities) that I can't believe some courageous demon-slayer hadn't cut this annoying flake down a long time ago.

Feb 14, 2018

Pretty lame, pretty boring. This film received rave reviews but I only saw an empty attempt at style and content. Give this flic a pass.

Feb 14, 2018

Really poor effort- dull, plodding, and laughable in the extreme. Consider yourself forewarned as there are those reviewing this flic that have an axe to grind- there's no other reason for such an awful film to receive praise of any kind.

Dec 23, 2017

A pointless PC pastiche

Nov 18, 2017

beautifully shot, with charismatic performances, and a great soundtrack!

Sep 26, 2017

Give it a generous 4 star rating for its originality being an Iranian Vampire Western combo. The film maker found Taft near Bakersfield for film location; the city web site banner is -- Taft, CA: Oil-The Life of Taft. You know it is good when you can follow most of the story with captions turned off, thanks to the simple script, exotic sound track music and beautiful B&W camera work. Watch end credit music video "Yarom Bia", Come My Sweetheart in "Videos."

Jul 07, 2017

a beautiful movie... about nothing.

May 25, 2017

Overhyped- boring hipster film- quite amateurish actually-you should avoid this film like the plague. It just goes to show how much true artistry went into " Eraserhead "- a film the director is lamely and unsuccessfully trying to evoke in this lamefest.
If you want to watch an artful Iranian film watch something by the great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami ( Taste of Cherry, Like Someone in Love, Certified Copy etc. ).

AL_MARINA Oct 17, 2016

A dreamlike film that is a visual and auditory delight. It looks like film noir, sounds like an Iranian homage to the spaghetti western, and features one of the most unique portrayals of vampires I have seen since "Let The Right One In."

Oct 01, 2016

Shot in B/W, this Iranian-language film tells a vampire story with a twist. It is a low-budget film, and there is little action. Often you look at a scene with not much happening. However, this is an arthouse piece, and lovers of this kind of films will find it very enjoyable. Subtitles.

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Sep 26, 2017

End credit song, Kiosk- Ay Yarom Bia, a Tajik classic :

āy yārom biā // come my dear
deldārom biā // come my sweetheart
del mayle to dāre // my heart desires you
sezāvārom biā // come my worth
delbar jānome // my heart's soulmate
māhe tābānome // my shining moon
be pishe man // next to me
biā biā // come come
az Badakhshānome // from Badakhshan
ārume jānome // the peace of my soul
be pishe man // next to me
biā biā // come come

Sep 26, 2017

Dearest ladies with families... you care for your households, you care for your children, your husbands. And your husband brings home the money. Congratulations. But be prepared. One day, everything changes. Your husband leaves you, finds himself a new wife. A different woman, a younger woman. Or perhaps. Your husband has a stroke and dies. These things happen.
Come on, how old are you?
- Thirty.
Thirty. You're getting old.
Don't count the things you've lost. Let's count what's still left.
And nothing ever changes. Idiots and rich people are the only ones who think things can change.
Where are we?
-Bad City.
Bad City? I live in Bad City. This doesn't look like Bad City. Does it? It's not familiar.
If there was a storm coming right now, a big storm, from behind those mountains, would it matter? Would it change anything?
Look, your father is a normal man. Gambler, enjoys women. Takes medicine for his pain. You see? Completely normal. All right?

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