Night on Earth

Starring: Winona Ryder & Gena Rowlands Director: Jim Jarmusch  Rated: R: Restricted
Night on Earth
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Criterion
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Italian
    • Subtitles - English - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Frederick Elmes - Director of Photography; Drew Kunin
    • Interviews: Jim Jarmusch - Director

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 10/04/1991
"...Delirious....Jarmusch agains demonstrates his mastery of the comedy of the oblique..."
USA Today - 05/01/1992
"...[A] cutely clever premise....Minimalist filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has gone maximum..."
Film Comment - 11/01/1991
"...Jarmusch may be the first great American director to specialize in downtime....Jarmusch is a classical filmmaker..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/15/1992
"...NIGHT ON EARTH is a series of off-the-wall duets....There are moments that catch you delightfully off guard..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/08/1992
"...[The] film has a gentle ease....The deliberate, even rhythms give the brief stories an almost fated quality..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/08/1992
"...Jarmusch is a poet of the night. Much of NIGHT ON EARTH creates the same kind of lonely, elegiac, romantic mood of MYSTERY TRAIN..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2005
"The stories produce a powerful cumulative effect."

Plot Synopsis:

NIGHT ON EARTH presents a variety of delightful vignettes that take place one night in different taxis all over the world. The cities--Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, and Helsinki--are filled with interesting characters who are at turns funny, sad, and poignant. In expanding his palette to the rest of the world, Jim Jarmusch once again delivers a memorable portrait of modern life, with his own original vision.

Plot Keywords:

Big City | Independent | Nightlife | Recommended | Short Stories | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: May 1992.
  • Filmed on location in New York City; Rome, Lazio, Italy; Los Angeles; Helsinki, Finland; and Paris, France.
  • During the Helsinki segment, Finnish is the language spoken, with English subtitles.
  • Jarmusch, who writes most of his major roles with specific actors in mind, met with his first rejection on NIGHT ON EARTH when John Turturro was unable to appear due to a scheduling conflict.

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