A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial hostility and indifference a small degree of affection grows between the two. Along... See full summary »
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DJ Zack and pimp Jack end up in prison for being too laid-back to avoid being framed for crimes they didn't commit. They end up sharing a cell with eccentric Italian optimist Roberto, whose limited command of the English language is both entertaining and infuriating -but rather more useful to them is the fact that Roberto knows an escape route Written by
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Roberto Benigni's line "It's a sad and beautiful world" was the result of a misunderstanding. The script read "That's sad and beautiful music", but Benigni said "It's a sad and beautiful word", but Waits and Jarmusch misheard it and though he said "WORLD", and so, the line stuck. See more »
Zack writes the number of the days that he's spent in cellar on the wall. Before he fights Jack for the first time, he angrily writes two big lines (two days). In the next scene with Roberto they are normal length. See more »
Julie, what're you doing out here?
Just watching the light change.
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It's really that simple. Bring good actors together with decent directorship you get a good movie. No need for CGI or even a very interesting story.
Zack, Jack and Robertino are three very different people. Zack is a pimp, Jack is an unsuccessful DJ, Robertino is an Italian tourist. Somehow they all end up in jail. The first part of the movie shortly presents the kind of life Jack and Zack are living. Only a very brief scene introduces Robertino. The second part of the film shows them all in the same cell getting to know each other. The last part of the film explains their escape. This is not a comedy movie, but at times it is funny. It's not drama either. Yet, there are times you feel sorry for the characters. Each actor presents a very good portray of his character. Watch it, but don't expect an exciting story. Just watch it. It's beauty is in its simplicity.
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