A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2015)

Swedish Njuta Films DVD edition

Text below written 2018-08-27



A highly acclaimed arthouse horror romance well worth all the praise. An english (-persian?) filmmaker with a US production
of a film supposedly taking place in an Iranian town, Bad City. The film is mysterious and has got great crisp camera work.
Bad City where everyone speaks persian/farsi, watches persian TV and the cars has got Iranian plates ?
This, even though the film clearly takes place in the US due to the location photo seen at the beginning of the film.

But, this doesn't matter, maybe the apocalypse has already happened as there are a mass of people lying dead in a ditch,
dumped as garbage. Or are they victims of Ms. X ? Maybe only the iranian immigrants in the US survived the catastrophe?



In Bad City there are drugs, prostitution and death, and the deaths are provided at night by a young mysterious woman dressed
in black, in a garment resembling a traditional hijab, she's a vampire. The images of Sheila Vand's vampire woman are very, very
impressive and haunting. The visual impact of her is hard to forget and the scene with her and the little boy was scary indeed.
She's a beautiful young woman, but roaming the streets of the city at night dressed in black - she's disturbing, frightening.

She's a lethal hunter, a vampire or some sort of a demon or a persian djinn, and she's not good but not bad to the bone either.
She spares the kid and the aging prostitute Atti (Mozhan Marno) and she falls in love with Arash (Arash Marandi).
How will their romance turn out? Can they escape the evil of Bad City and can she keep herself from biting Arash?

DVD presented in anamorphic widescreen with a DD 5.1 or 2.0 farsi/persian audio with swedish subtitles, trailer and a slideshow

 

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