Film Analysis: Night on Earth

with Bernard Feinberg, MD

 

night-on-earthA 1991 film by Jim Jarmusch.  While a pleasant conversation delights, a really interesting conversation changes the participants.  Night on Earth shows us five vignettes about a cabbie and passenger set in five cities across the globe in a single night.  As a result of their interactions on the way to their specific geographic destinations, each pair winds up in emotional places they could never have anticipated.  Jarmusch’s pairs amaze, seduce, antagonize and shock.  It’s a  ride you’ll be glad you took.  Stars Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Roberto Benigni, Rosie Perez.