Night on Earth

Five cities, five taxis. Jim Jarmusch’s episodic film features all kinds of individuals in cabs during the course of a single night. In New York Armin Mueller-Stahl lets his fare take the wheel. Helmut is the name of his character, a German immigrant, formerly a circus clown in the GDR, who can hardly speak English and can barely drive – in spite of the automatic gears. When he picks up YoYo, a black guy from Brooklyn, and his sister-in-law, the two passengers end up taking control. These fleeting encounters combine comedy and melancholy, also capturing the special atmosphere of each city through which we are steered.
by Jim Jarmusch
with Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder
USA / United Kingdom / Japan 1991 129’

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