Specific style of storytelling and directing that Jim Jarmusch uses in his movies does not suite everyone, but if you are part of the other group,night on the earth then you are in for a treat. Night on Earth tells five different stories about cab drivers across the world. Each story is interesting and represents the nature of the nation involved. Of course, for each segment top actors are recruited, and they did a phenomenal job. As the title suggests this is a “night” movie and from the beginning of humanity, night has been associated with something bad. This trend continued and is still extremely active, where most of the people think that if you’re awake past midnight there’s something wrong with you. Or heavens forbid, you venture out in the night, well then, you deserve everything that might happen to you. Cab drivers have seen it all and with this invaluable experience they interact with authority, taking us away from the established “official” system of values.

This movie can make you laugh or cry, but overall it’s one of those movies that you see alone in the middle of the night and then go out to the window, light up a cigarette or drink some alcohol. You look at the people below and get that magical feeling that you are alive, that anything might happen tonight. It is that moving and good, but as I said before if you do not like these type of movies maybe you will not enjoy it as much the other guy. Enjoy in this masterpiece and remember to look out of your window during the night, stare into the sky or lights and ponder upon our existence in this night on earth.

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Cast: Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Roberto Benigni, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Giancarlo Esposito, Rosie Perez

Fun Facts: Jim Jarmusch wrote the script in eight days.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102536/

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