Night on Earth

Night on Earth

DVD - 2007 | Widescreen ed..
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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.

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ErikArnelien
Sep 10, 2013

I Hope That The Library Will Get Another Copy Soon.

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okbookgirl
Aug 23, 2013

The absolute best "chapter" in this film is the one in Rome -- if you can watch Roberto Benigni in this film without laughing until your sides hurt, there is something seriously the matter with your funny bone. The L.A. story is the weakest & it's the first...so don't give up. The other four stories are much more interesting.

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geomillar
Dec 06, 2012

On the five glimpses, here is my rating: 1 ** 2 ** 3 *** 4 *************************** [LOVED IT!] 5 *

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Monolith
Jul 05, 2012

In a similar vein to the "Coffee and Cigarettes" compilation, I felt like a nearby eavesdropper to these varied intimate conversations. This feature, however, Jarmusch takes the viewer all over the globe, at the same synchronized moment in time. Tom Waits' soundtrack was his typically strange but cool. Winona Ryder was laughably awkward and miscast as the f-bomb dropping cabbie 'Corky'. Rosie Perez and her nasally shrillness (may God forgive me) should've been dropped into a bottomless chasm at birth. Béatrice Dalle was remarkable as the pissed off blind French woman. The Helsinki cab driver's tragic story shook things up a bit. But what made this package for me was Roberto Benigni. The man just cracks me up. His vignette confessing his carnal sins to the sickly priest was priceless.

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Monolith
Jul 05, 2012

Cab Driver - Rome: "If there's no room at the Hotel Genius, I'll take a room at the Hotel Imbecile."

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Monolith
Jul 05, 2012

Cab Driver - Rome (to the priest): "The pumpkin... The sheep... My brother's wife!"

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