My Old Addiction

Night On Earth (1991)

JIM JARMUSCH

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/United Kingdom/Germany/USA/Japan, 1991, , , Canal+, , , Channel Four Films, , .  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by .  Produced by Jim Jarmusch.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , , , , .  Film Editing by .

From Jim Jarmusch comes this comedy about cab drivers all over the world. Four stories are told: an L.A. taxi driver () who picks up a few life lessons while driving  home from the airport; a driver from the Ivory Coast () working in Paris endures the racism he must suffer there; as an Italian cab driver and  as one in Finland. It’s an interesting setup with good possibilities, but few of them are mined and the result is pretty boring. The first story is the best, with Rowlands doing some superb work (Ryder, on the other hand, doesn’t really convince you that she even knows how to drive), so if you happen to catch that one you can easily switch off afterwards.

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