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Jim Jarmusch

Director, Actor

Permanent VacationPermanent Vacation (1980)
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Chris Parker, John Lurie
Directorial debut feature for future icon Jim Jarmusch, who made this on the cusp of graduating from film school. Set around the wanderings of a…
Stranger than ParadiseStranger than Paradise (1984) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. John Lurie
Jarmusch's breakthrough and best film is the shaggy dog tale of three deadbeats, a slavic grandmother and one endless trip to Florida. The style is…
Straight to HellStraight to Hell (1987)
Dir. Alex Cox
Feat. Joe Strummer, Sy Richardson, Dennis Hopper
Spaghetti western parody, featuring the Pogues, Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello and other rock star types.
Down by LawDown by Law (1988) Recommended
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni, John Lurie
Three disparate misfits become friends after sharing an escape from a crummy Southern jail. Art and humour rarely mix better than in this eccentric…
Mystery TrainMystery Train (1989) Recommended
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Joe Strummer, Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Three consecutive stories that take place at the same time and place; one night in a seedy Memphis hotel. Quirky and thought–provoking with…
Leningrad Cowboys Go AmericaLeningrad Cowboys Go America (Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses, Total Balalaika Show) (1989) Recommended
Dir. Aki Kaurismaki
Feat. Jim Jarmusch
Laconic, often funny road movie follows an awful Soviet rock group with outlandish hairstyles across backwater USA. Director is Europe's answer to…
Night On EarthNight On Earth (1991) Recommended
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Winona Ryder, Beatrice Dalle, Roberto Benigni
An exotic excursion through five cities in five taxis; Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome and Helsinki. The clever blend of pathos, humour and…
In the SoupIn the Soup (1992)
Dir. Alexandre Rockwell
Feat. Steve Buscemi, Seymour Cassel, Jennifer Beals
Steve Buscemi lends his bug–eyed innocence as a wannabee film–maker who becomes involved with a charismatic hood who promises to raise…
Fishing with John (TV Series)Fishing with John (TV Series) (1992)
Dir. John Lurie
Feat. Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe, Dennis Hopper
Neo–beatnik musician John Lurie hosts his own candid, off–beat TV show in which he takes a hipster celebrity pal on an exotic fishing…
Dead ManDead Man (1995) Recommended
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Johnny Depp, Iggy Pop, Lance Henriksen
A unique meditation on the mystique of the Wild West, branded with the distinctive marks of dir. Jarmusch's dilatory tempo and playful eccentricity.…

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