Night on earth


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[United States] : Criterion Collection, [2007].
[Widescreen ed.].


General Note
Release date: Sep. 4, 2007.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
General Note
Special features: selected-scene commentary by director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin; Q & A with Jim Jarmusch; 1992 Belgian television interview with Jarmusch.
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Booklet includes essays by Thom Andersen, Paul Auster, Bernard Eisenschitz, Goffredo Fofi, and Peter von Bagh and the lyrics to Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan's songs from the film.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Jay Rabinowitz ; music by Tom Waits.
Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Giancarlo Esposito, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Rosie Perez, Isaach De Bankolé, Béatrice Dalle, Roberto Benigni, Paolo Bonacelli, Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Tomi Salmela.
A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death.
System Details
DVD format; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio).
Dialogue in English, French, Italian, and Finnish, with English subtitles; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

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