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Stranger Than Paradise
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Jim Jarmusch


Beginning in New York City and ending up in Florida, Jim Jarmusch's STRANGER THAN PARADISE is a highly original comedy that has greatly influenced a new generation of filmmakers (most notably, Kevin Smith and Finland's Aki Kourismaki).

Willie (John Lurie) is annoyed to learn that his younger cousin, Eva (Eszter Balint), is flying in from Hungary and plans on staying with him for ten days. When she arrives, she and Willie waste their days doing nothing. Eventually, Eva gets bored and leaves New York in order to visit her Aunt Lotte in Cleveland. When Willie and his friend Eddie (Richard Edson) get into trouble while cheating in a poker game, they decide to hit the road and track down Eva. Cleveland is even less exciting than New York, so the trio decide to take the plunge and journey to Florida, where they dream of winning an enormous amount at the track. Unfortunately, the reverse occurs, forcing them to confront the gravity of their situation head-on.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 89 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1984

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Anamorphic, Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85

Full Frame - 1.33

Audio:

Dolby Digital Mono 1.0 - English

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Director

Jim Jarmusch

Screenwriter

Jim Jarmusch

Star(s)

Richard Edson

Star(s)

Eszter Balint

Star(s)

John Lurie

Star(s)

Cecilla Stark

Press

"...Something quite special....One of the most original, wonderfully oddball, independent American films..."

- Vincent Canby, New York Times

Included in The New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1984"

- Vincent Canby, New York Times

 

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