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Byzantium Details


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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 28, 2013


Neil Jordan
William D. Johnson
Elizabeth Karlsen
Alan Moloney
Sam Englebardt
Stephen Woolley
Sean Bobbitt
Javier Navarrete
Composer (Music Score)
Tony Lawson
Simon Elliott
Production Designer
Crispian Sallis
Art Director
Bill Crutcher
Supervising Art Director
Martin Goulding
Art Director
Redmond Morris
Susan Mullen
Associate Producer
Consolata Boyle
Costume Designer
Tony Aherne
First Assistant Director
Sean Bobbitt
Camera Operator
Susie Figgis
Brendan Deasy
Sound Recordist
Paul Cotterell
Re-Recording Mixer
Orla Carroll
Key Hairstylist
Donal O'Farrell
Stunts Coordinator
Patrick O'Donoghue
Line Producer
Mark Auguste
Supervising Sound Editor
Lucie Graves
Post Production Supervisor
Mark Nelmes
Visual Effects Supervisor
Lorraine Glynn
Key Hairstylist