Jim Jarmusch

Night on Earth

Night on Earth

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, Béatrice Dalle, and Roberto Benigni) for this quintet of transitory tales of urban displacement and existential angst, all staged as encounters between cabbies and their fares. Spanning time zones, continents, and languages, Night on Earth winds its course through scenes of uproarious comedy, nocturnal poetry, and somber fatalism, set to a moody soundtrack by Tom Waits. Jarmusch’s lovingly askew view of humanity from the passenger seat makes for one of his most charming and beloved films, a freewheeling showcase for the cosmopolitan range of his imagination.

Film Info

  • Jim Jarmusch
  • United States
  • 1991
  • 128 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • Finnish, French, Italian, English
  • Spine #401

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • High-definition digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Selected-scene commentary from 2007 featuring director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin
  • Q&A with Jarmusch from 2007, in which he responds to questions sent in by fans
  • Belgian television interview with Jarmusch from 1992
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by filmmakers, authors, and critics Thom Andersen, Paul Auster, Bernard Eisenschitz, Goffredo Fofi, and Peter von Bagh, and the lyrics to Tom Waits’s original songs from the film

Cover by Eric Skillman

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Apr 9, 2019

Special Features

  • High-definition digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Selected-scene commentary from 2007 featuring director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin
  • Q&A with Jarmusch from 2007, in which he responds to questions sent in by fans
  • Belgian television interview with Jarmusch from 1992
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by filmmakers, authors, and critics Thom Andersen, Paul Auster, Bernard Eisenschitz, Goffredo Fofi, and Peter von Bagh, and the lyrics to Tom Waits’s original songs from the film

Cover by Eric Skillman

Night on Earth
Cast
Gena Rowlands
Victoria Snelling
Winona Ryder
Corky
Lisanne Falk
Rock manager
Alan Randolph Scott I
Rock musician no. 1
Anthony Portillo
Rock musician no. 2
Armin Mueller-Stahl
Helmut
Giancarlo Esposito
YoYo
Rosie Perez
Angela
Richard Boes
Cabdriver no. 1
Isaach De Bankolé
Driver
Béatrice Dalle
Blind woman
Pascal Nzonzi
Passenger no. 1
Émile Abossolo-M’bo
Passenger no. 2
Roberto Benigni
Driver
Paolo Bonacelli
Priest
Gianni Schettino
Transvestite no. 1
Antonino Ragusa
Transvestite no. 2
Matti Pellonpää
Mika
Karl Väänänen
Man no. 1
Sakari Kuosmanen
Man no. 2
Tomi Salmela
Man no. 3
Credits
Director
Jim Jarmusch
Written and produced by
Jim Jarmusch
Director of photography
Frederick Elmes
Line producer
Rudd Simmons
Edited by
Jay Rabinowitz
Music by
Tom Waits
Original songs written by
Tom Waits
Original songs written by
Kathleen Brennan
Executive producer
Jim Stark
Coproducer
Demetra J. MacBride
Co-executive producer
Masahiro Inbe
Co-executive producer
Noboru Takayama
Location sound mixer
Drew Kunin

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