• Night on Earth
  • Night on Earth
  • Night on Earth

Night on Earth

by Jim Jarmusch Special Screenings

Five cities. Five taxi rides. Five episodes. The boyish Los Angeles-based taxi driver Corky turns down a job offer from Hollywood. In New York, Eastern German taxi driver Helmut is as overburdened by the English language as he is by his automatic gearbox. A blind woman in Paris surprises a proud Ivorian with her sharp sightedness. A chatterbox in sunglasses races through the streets of Rome. And finally we meet Mika and his drunken, self-pitying passengers in Helsinki. Jim Jarmusch’s ode to the urban owls and taxi drivers of this world has lost none of its charm over the years. Armin Müller-Stahl was catapulted to cult status after his short but enduring performance as New York taxi driver Helmut.


  • Genre: Comedy
  • Country, Year: France, Japan, UK, USA, Germany, 1991
  • Runtime: 129 Min
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Finnish
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Roberto Benigni, Giancarlo Esposito, Rosic Perez
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  • Screenplay: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cinematography: Frederick Elmes
  • Editor: Jay Rabinowitz
  • Music: Tom Waits
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  • Producer: Jim Jarmusch
  • Co-Producer: Demetra J. MacBride
  • Executive Producer: Jim Stark
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  • Production Companies: JVC Entertainment Networks, Locus Solus Entertainment, Pyramide Productions
  • World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH
  • Swiss Distribution: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
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