Mystery Train

Jarmusch continues to explore the theme of strangers in even stranger lands. This time he uses Memphis, Tennessee, as the backdrop for three interwoven stories which collide in a rundown hotel in the sleazy part of town. The episodes follow a young and very hip Japanese couple who have come to pray at the temple of rock 'n' roll; three Memphis low-lifes on a drunken, brawling night of debauchery; and a young Italian woman, stranded by the death of her husband and waiting to accompany his coffin back to Italy. Jarmusch delights in the odd-ball quirkiness of his characters.

Year: 1989
Genre: Art House Cinema, King is Alive, The, Black Humour
Country: USA
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Masatoshi Nagase, Joe Strummer, Youki Kudoh, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinque Lee, Nicoletta Braschi, Elizabeth Bracco, Voice Of, Tom Waits
Duration: 105 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes.
Location in store: Art House Cinema



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