Night on Earth

Night on Earth

Directed by Jim Jarmusch • 1991 • France, United Kingdom, Germany, United States, Japan
Starring Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Rosie Perez

Five cities. Five taxicabs. A multitude of strangers in the night. Jim Jarmusch assembled an extraordinary international cast of actors (including Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Béatrice Dalle, and Roberto Benigni) for this quintet of transitory tales of urban displacement and existential angst, all staged as encounters between cabbies and their fares. Spanning time zones, continents, and languages, NIGHT ON EARTH winds its course through scenes of uproarious comedy, nocturnal poetry, and somber fatalism, set to a moody soundtrack by Tom Waits. Jarmusch’s lovingly askew view of humanity from the passenger seat makes for one of his most charming and beloved films, a freewheeling showcase for the cosmopolitan range of his imagination.

Subscribe Share
Night on Earth
  • Night on Earth

    Directed by Jim Jarmusch • 1991 • France, United Kingdom, Germany, United States, Japan
    Starring Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Rosie Perez

    Five cities. Five taxicabs. A multitude of strangers in the night. Jim Jarmusch assembled an extraordinary international cast of actors (including Gena Rowlan...

Extras

  • NIGHT ON EARTH Q&A with Jim Jarmusch

    In March 2007, the Criterion Collection invited fans to send in questions to director Jim Jarmusch about NIGHT ON EARTH. Questions came in from hundreds of cities around the world.

  • Alice: Magazine Européen

    This interview with Jim Jarmusch first appeared on the Belgian television magazine show “Alice” in June 4, 1992.

  • NIGHT ON EARTH Commentary: Helsinki

    Recorded in 2007, this audio commentary features director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin.

  • NIGHT ON EARTH Commentary: Los Angeles

    Recorded in 2007, this audio commentary features director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin.

  • NIGHT ON EARTH Commentary: New York

    Recorded in 2007, this audio commentary features director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin.

  • NIGHT ON EARTH Commentary: Paris

    Recorded in 2007, this audio commentary features director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin.

  • NIGHT ON EARTH Commentary: Rome

    Recorded in 2007, this audio commentary features director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin.