Night on Earth

Night on Earth

DVD - 2007
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Five cities. Five taxicabs. A multitude of strangers in the night. Jim Jarmusch assembled an extraordinary international cast of actors (including Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Beatrice Dalle, and Roberto Benigni) for this hilarious quintet of tales of urban displacement and existential angst, spanning time zones, continents, and languages. Jarmusch's lovingly askew view of humanity from the passenger seat makes for one of his most charming and beloved films.
Publisher: [United States?] : Criterion Collection, c2007.
ISBN: 9781934121818
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE COMEDY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jun 14, 2014

An intriguing film consisting of five stories about cab drivers in five different cities around the world. I’m vacillating between whether or not the stories were meaningful or trite, but I can’t deny the success of the overall movie that is yet another great film from Jarmusch.

Sep 10, 2013

I Hope That The Library Will Get Another Copy Soon.

Aug 23, 2013

The absolute best "chapter" in this film is the one in Rome -- if you can watch Roberto Benigni in this film without laughing until your sides hurt, there is something seriously the matter with your funny bone. The L.A. story is the weakest & it's the don't give up. The other four stories are much more interesting.

Dec 06, 2012

On the five glimpses, here is my rating: 1 ** 2 ** 3 *** 4 *************************** [LOVED IT!] 5 *

Jul 05, 2012

In a similar vein to the "Coffee and Cigarettes" compilation, I felt like a nearby eavesdropper to these varied intimate conversations. This feature, however, Jarmusch takes the viewer all over the globe, at the same synchronized moment in time. Tom Waits' soundtrack was his typically strange but cool. Winona Ryder was laughably awkward and miscast as the f-bomb dropping cabbie 'Corky'. Rosie Perez and her nasally shrillness (may God forgive me) should've been dropped into a bottomless chasm at birth. Béatrice Dalle was remarkable as the pissed off blind French woman. The Helsinki cab driver's tragic story shook things up a bit. But what made this package for me was Roberto Benigni. The man just cracks me up. His vignette confessing his carnal sins to the sickly priest was priceless.


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Jul 05, 2012

Cab Driver - Rome: "If there's no room at the Hotel Genius, I'll take a room at the Hotel Imbecile."

Jul 05, 2012

Cab Driver - Rome (to the priest): "The pumpkin... The sheep... My brother's wife!"


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