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An Homage to Diversity: Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth (1991)

By Michaela Keck

Released in 1991, Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth is clear­ly not an Amer­i­can clas­sic in the sense of belong­ing to the gold­en age of Hol­ly­wood. As an art film that aims to counter com­mer­cial Hol­ly­wood films, how­ev­er, Night on Earth has acquired the sta­tus of a clas­sic inde­pen­dent film by now. While the film’s pro­duc­tion was com­par­a­tive­ly inex­pen­sive, it nev­er­the­less impress­es with a top-class cast of actors, includ­ing Winona Ryder, Gena Row­lands, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Rober­to Benig­ni as well as its reas­sur­ing­ly weird film music by Tom Waits.

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