almost 5 years
Jarmusch doing his thing so well. Roberto Benigni steals the show but all are great.
So much more than just 'the tales of 5 different taxi drivers in 5 different cities'.
Night on Earth is a 1991 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.
It is a collection of five vignettes, which take place during the same evening, each concerning the temporary bond formed between taxi driver and passenger in five different cities around the world: Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, and Helsinki. The movie begins with the Los Angeles based segment and moves from city to city as the clock turns during the late hours of the night. Jarmusch wrote the screenplay for Night on Earth in about eight days, and the decision to film in certain cities was largely based on the actors with whom he wanted to work at the time. The soundtrack, Night on Earth, is by Tom Waits.
As evening falls, sassy tomboy cabby Corky (Winona Ryder) picks up hot-shot Hollywood executive Victoria Snelling (Gena Rowlands) from the airport, and as Corky drives, Victoria tries to conduct business over the phone. Despite their extreme differences socially, the two develop a certain connection. Sometime...