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Stranger Than Paradise

Stranger Than Paradise
  • 1984
  • USA/Germany
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Written by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark, Danny Rosen

Low budget, black and white portrait of three directionless young people.

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Jazz musician John Lurie stars as a down-on-his-luck loser and self-styled New York hipster who is shaken from his mundane and directionless existence by the surprise and quite unwelcome arrival of his sixteen-year-old Hungarian cousin (Eszter Balint). Jarmusch’s 1982, 30-minute short version of the film The New World was shown at EIFF that year. Jim Jarmusch and Sara Driver are guest curators of the EIFF 2011.

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