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Title Night on earth [videorecording] / Janus Films ; JVC presents in association with Victor Company of Japan, Ltd., Victor Musical Industries, Inc., Pyramide/LeStudio Canal Plus, Pandora Film and Channel 4 ; a Locus Solus production ; written, produced, and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

Imprint [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    NIG    Available
Edition [Widescreen ed.].
Description 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (40 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
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Series The Criterion collection ; 401
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 401.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio).
Language Dialogue in English, French, Italian, and Finnish, with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast 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.
Credits Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Jay Rabinowitz ; music by Tom Waits.
Note Release date: Sep. 4, 2007.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1991.
Audience Rating: R.
Summary 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.
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.
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.
Contents Passing through twilight / Thom Andersen -- Jim Jarmusch: poet / Paul Auster -- Talk the talk / Bernard Eisenschitz -- Superficial impressions about Jarmusch / Goffredo Fofi -- Last stop: Helsinki / Peter Von Bagh.
Subject Taxicabs -- Drama.
City and town life -- Drama.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
Paris (France) -- Drama.
Rome (Italy) -- Drama.
Helsinki (Finland) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Jarmusch, Jim, 1953-
Ryder, Winona, 1971-
Rowlands, Gena.
Esposito, Giancarlo.
Mueller-Stahl, Armin, 1930-
Perez, Rosie.
Bankolé, Isaach de.
Dalle, Béatrice, 1964-
Benigni, Roberto.
Bonacelli, Paolo, 1939-
Pellonpää, Matti, 1951-1995.
Väänänen, Kari.
Kuosmanen, Sakari, 1956-
Salmela, Tomi.
Waits, Tom, 1949-
Brennan, Kathleen.
Rabinowitz, Jay.
Elmes, Frederick.
Kunin, Drew.
Andersen, Thom.
Auster, Paul, 1947-
Eisenschitz, Bernard.
Fofi, Goffredo.
Bagh, Peter von, 1943-2014.
Janus Films.
Nihon Bikutā Kabushiki Kaisha.
Bikutā Ongaku Sangyō Kabushiki Kaisha.
Channel Four Films (Firm)
Pandora Film (Firm)
Pyramide Productions (Firm)
Studio Canal+.
J.V.C. Company of America.
Locus Solus (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 1934121819
Standard No. 715515025423
Music No. CC1711D Criterion Collection

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