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Directed by Abel Ferrara • 1995 • United States
Starring Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra
On the streets of Greenwich Village, an NYU philosophy student (Lili Taylor) finds herself the victim of a vampiric encounter, inaugurating an insatiable craving for blood that drives her to the depths of junkiedom and existential despair. Shot in moody black-and-white chiaroscuro, Abel Ferrara’s harrowing metaphor for heroin addiction swirls Heidegger, Catholicism, and gangsta rap into a potent, art-damaged reflection on guilt and redemption.