Mystery Train

Mystery Train

Directed by Jim Jarmusch • 1989 • United States
Starring Masatoshi Nagase, Youki Kudoh, Nicoletta Braschi

Aloof teenage Japanese tourists, a frazzled Italian widow, and a disgruntled British immigrant all converge in the city of dreams—which, in MYSTERY TRAIN, from Jim Jarmusch, is Memphis. Made with its director’s customary precision and wit, this triptych of stories pays playful tribute to the home of Stax Records, Sun Studio, Graceland, Carl Perkins, and, of course, the King, who presides over the film like a spirit. MYSTERY TRAIN is one of Jarmusch’s very best movies, a boozy and beautiful pilgrimage to an iconic American ghost town and a paean to the music it gave the world.

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Mystery Train
  • Mystery Train

    Directed by Jim Jarmusch • 1989 • United States
    Starring Masatoshi Nagase, Youki Kudoh, Nicoletta Braschi

    Aloof teenage Japanese tourists, a frazzled Italian widow, and a disgruntled British immigrant all converge in the city of dreams—which, in MYSTERY TRAIN, from Jim Jarmusch, is Memphis. Made...

Extras

  • I Put A Spell On Me

    The following are excerpts from the 2001 documentary SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS: I PUT A SPELL ON ME.

  • Memphis Tour

    This 2010 documentary visits MYSTERY TRAIN’s locations and discusses the rich social and musical history of Memphis.