MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,287 this week

Coffee and Cigarettes (1986)

 |  Comedy, Short
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,847 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

In a vignette called "Strange to meet you," Roberto sits at a small table in a coffee bar. Five cups of coffee and two ashtrays are in front of him; he drinks and smokes. Steven joins him. ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 402 titles
created 14 Nov 2011
 
a list of 3955 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 30 titles
created 15 Apr 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Coffee and Cigarettes (1986)

Coffee and Cigarettes (1986) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Coffee and Cigarettes.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Bill Murray, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone
Dead Man (1995)
Drama | Fantasy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Directors: Kaige Chen, Víctor Erice, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Marko Haavisto
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of uncontrollable younger sister.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Father Maurice, a priest living in a residential college for priests in Rome, is called out one day to "exorcise" the devil from someone. The devil turns out to be in the form of a ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Benigni
Stars: Walter Matthau, Roberto Benigni, Stefano Antonucci
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Giuseppe Bertolucci
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Alida Valli, Carlo Monni
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A brother and sister, sitting in a coffee bar, bicker mildly about whose idea it was to come to Memphis and which kind of cigarette is fresher. Danny, their waiter, comes by offering ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Joie Lee, Cinqué Lee, Steve Buscemi
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This shortcut repeats the structure of Coffee and Cigarettes. This time, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits meet in a bar. But, again, we don't know why they agreed to do that in the first place, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Iggy Pop, Tom Waits
Documentary

An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Iggy Pop
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Roberto Benigni
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Olimpia Carlisi, Giacomo Piperno
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A new translation of Dante's Divine Comedy channeling the tools of Edward Muybridge and a meditation on the perception of motion in a motion picture.

Director: Amos Poe
Stars: Chrysa Avrami, Roberto Benigni, Sandro Lombardi
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Edit

Storyline

In a vignette called "Strange to meet you," Roberto sits at a small table in a coffee bar. Five cups of coffee and two ashtrays are in front of him; he drinks and smokes. Steven joins him. They start a conversation about cigarettes and coffee. Steven likes to drink coffee before he sleeps, so he can dream faster. The conversation jumps around. "You know my mother?" asks Roberto. Steven describes coffee Popsicles. They switch seats; then switch back. Steven has to leave for a dental appointment he's not looking forward to. Roberto makes a startling offer, inspired no doubt by the coffee and cigarettes. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Coffee and Cigarettes: Strange to Meet You  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Coffee and Cigarettes III (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nice idea
20 April 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Benigni (of La Vita a Bella and grandstanding Oscar acceptance speech fame) and Steven Wright (of all those great quotes cult-fame) sit out a mini-marathon of coffee and cigarettes over a few minutes. It's in black and white, and has a bit of a timeless quality to it - it was filmed in the 80s, but could have been made yesterday.

Basically, the two introduce themselves to each other, stumble over a conversation involving coffee, cigarettes, dreaming and the Indy 500. Finally, the conversation comes to an upcoming dental appointment and the punchline. Steven Wright is left with a faintly bemused look on his face and that's it.

It's a good little short, but outside of it being part of last year's "Coffee and Cigarettes" film (a collation of several shorts involving Bill Murray, Tom Waits, Cate Blanchett and a few others) it's a bit of a curio. Interesting to see Benigni ten years before his breakthrough. If you like this, check out "Down By Law", which is a feature-length Jarmusch film, also in cultish b&w.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Trying to find copies for a Belgian shortfilm Festival fredgenicot
temptation francisaberdel
anonymous francisaberdel
Discuss Coffee and Cigarettes (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page