Night on Earth

Synopsis: A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Jim Jarmusch
Production: Criterion Collection
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
129 min

be towed away immediately.

For your safety and security...

do not leave your baggage unattended.

Be careful with that, will you? I'm

a little in love with my luggage.

No problem, lady.

Ah, ah! I'll carry

that with me. Thank you.


Thank you.

Let me get -

- I need that leg.

- Sorry.

- Just take it.

- Sorry.

- Yeah.

- You in?

Yes. Thank you.

The white zone is for immediate

loading and unloading of passengers only.

Oh, shit.

- What? What's wrong?

- Oh, f*ck.

Nothin'. Damn it.

Where to?

Beverly Hills, please.

Uh, 6754.


What's the matter?

Oh, I left my phone book back in the

suitcase with all my numbers in it.

- I'm afraid we'll have to

pull over- - Is it listed?

- Listed? - Yes, it's a - it's

a hotel I've called a million -

Why, thank you. Thank you.

No problem. Just pass it

back up when you're done.

Are you okay without it up there?

Don't worry about it.

Suite 216, please.

Carol. Victoria.

Yes. I, uh

- I just spoke to him.

Oh, he's going nuts as usual.

Ricocheting off the walls.

I don't know what to

do with him anymore.

I sent him 10 actresses

who were perf-Well...

six of them were perfect.

But he just keeps

- he keeps wanting them younger and younger.

Now he wants someone 18 with

absolutely no experience...

but the nerves of a paratrooper.

He's not human. I think he's an android.


- Listen. I'm gonna have to go

over there with those tapes..

- I brought back from, uh - -

# Gonna have a fine vacation #

Carol, I - I,

uh - I'm going -

I - I'm supposed to have dinner

with Peter and Shera tonight.

- But - -# I've got to take my

problems to the United Nations #

Will you hold on a second, please? Miss.

- # I done called my congressman ##

- Would you please, uh...

just turn the music off?

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Jim Jarmusch

James Robert Jarmusch (born January 22, 1953) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor, and composer. He has been a major proponent of independent cinema since the 1980s, directing such films as Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Dead Man (1995), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), and Paterson (2016). Stranger Than Paradise was added to the National Film Registry in December 2002. As a musician, Jarmusch has composed music for his films and released two albums with Jozef van Wissem. more…

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