Night on Earth
Director: Jim Jarmusch Run Time: 129 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1991
Starring: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Giancarlo Esposito, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Rosie Perez, Isaach de Bankolé, Béatrice Dalle, Roberto Benigni, Paolo Bonacelli
Five cities. Five taxicabs. A multitude of strangers in the night.
Night on Earth is one of Jim Jarmusch’s most charming and beloved films. So spend the night with us and this extraordinary international cast of actors for this hilarious quintet of tales of urban displacement and existential angst, spanning time zones, continents, and languages. Stories include a no-nonsense taxi driver Corky (Winona Ryder) and a Hollywood casting agent (Gena Rowlands), a Parisian cabbie (Isaach De Bankolé) and some rowdy African diplomats, and an Italian taxi ride that finds quirky driver Gino (Roberto Benigni) making a lively confession to an ailing priest. It’s a lovingly askew view of humanity from the passenger seat which, frankly, we need to see right now.