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, 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.

Film Info

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

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch
  • Audio commentary by director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin
  • Q&A with Jarmusch, in which he responds to questions sent by fans
  • 1992 Belgian television interview with Jarmusch
  • New and improved subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by Thom Andersen, Paul Auster, Bernard Eisenschitz, Goffredo Fofi, and Peter von Bagh, and the lyrics to Tom Waits's original songs from the film

New cover by Eric Skillman

Purchase Options

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch
  • Audio commentary by director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin
  • Q&A with Jarmusch, in which he responds to questions sent by fans
  • 1992 Belgian television interview with Jarmusch
  • New and improved subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by Thom Andersen, Paul Auster, Bernard Eisenschitz, Goffredo Fofi, and Peter von Bagh, and the lyrics to Tom Waits's original songs from the film

New cover by Eric Skillman

Night on Earth
Cast
Gena Rowlands
Victoria Snelling
Winona Ryder
Corky
Armin Mueller-Stahl
Helmut
Beatrice Dalle
Blind woman
Roberto Benigni
Driver
Rosie Perez
Angela
Giancarlo Esposito
YoYo
Isaach de Bankolé
Driver
Matti Pellonpää
Mika
Paolo Bonacelli
Priest
Credits
Director
Jim Jarmusch
Written, Produced, and Directed by
Jim Jarmusch
Music
Tom Waits
Cinematography
Frederick Elmes
Editing
Jay Rabinowitz
Original songs
Tom Waits
Original songs
Kathleen Brennan
Executive producer
Jim Stark
Co-producer
Demetra J. MacBride
Line producer
Rudd Simmons
Co-executive producers
Masahiro Inbe
Co-executive producers
Toboru Takayama

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