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Jim Jarmusch

Stranger Than Paradise

Edition 1990
89' - 1984 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Hungarian, Italian, English
Director: Jim Jarmusch Composer: John Lurie With: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson
A bracingly original avant-garde black comedy. The fragmented story is structured into three distinct sections, first of which takes place in New York City. Self-styled downtown hipster Willie Is being paid a surprise visit by Hungarian cousin Eva. Willie does nothing to conceal his displeasure at having to share his tiny apartment with this stranger, but when she finally leaves 10 days later, there seems to be a strange sort of affection between them even though they've shared nothing together except space. (Variety 5.84)

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Jim Jarmusch


John Lurie


John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson


Jim Jarmusch, John Lurie

Director of Photography

Tom DiCillo


Melody London


Otto Grokenberger

More information


Hungarian, Italian, English

Countries of production

West Germany



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