Tale of a Vampire  

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"For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful Annabel Lee"

Do you like Forneret?

Do you know him?

Poet, novelist, dramatist, early precursor of surrealism, French.

That's right.

You know, you're only the second person I've met who's even heard of Forneret in England, let alone read him.

It's not your chosen subject, though, is it?

One of my favorite poems by Forneret is Un Pauvre Honteux. Do you know it?

It's about a starving man who eats his own hand.

Yes, I know it.

--Julian Sands to Suzanna Hamilton in Tale of a Vampire (1992)

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Tale of a Vampire (1992) is a Japanese film directed by Shimako Sato.

Kenneth Cranham plays "Edgar", Suzanna Hamilton is Virginia and her reincarnation Anne, and Julian Sands is Alex, the vampire who completes the triangle.


Having lost his true love in the 19th century, vampire Alex (Julian Sands) is lonely. In the present, Alex spends his time working on a thesis about religious martyrs, only preying on animals and lowlifes for blood. His days of library research are brightened by Anne (Suzanna Hamilton), a new librarian with a striking resemblance to his old flame. The pair are drawn to each other, unaware that they have been brought together by Alex's old rival, Edgar (Kenneth Cranham), for sinister ends.

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