Mystery Train (1989)

  • Comedy, Drama
  • 1h 50m

_“Jarmusch’s formal inventiveness is framed by a rare flair for zany entertainment” _- Time Out

Aloof teenage Japanese tourists, a frazzled Italian widow, and a disgruntled British immigrant all converge in the city of dreams—which, in Mystery Train, from Jim Jarmusch, is Memphis. Made with its director’s customary precision and wit, this triptych of stories pays playful tribute to the home of Stax Records, Sun Studio, Graceland, Carl Perkins, and, of course, the King, who presides over the film like a spirit. Mystery Train is one of Jarmusch’s very best movies, a boozy and beautiful pilgrimage to an iconic American ghost town and a paean to the music it gave the world.

Director

Jim Jarmusch

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

Studio

Criterion