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Dead Man

Director(s)
Jim Jarmusch
Country
United States
Year
1995
Duration
121 min
Language
English
Format
4k Restauration

4k Restauration

With Dead Man, his first period piece, Jim Jarmusch imagined the nineteenth-century American West as an existential wasteland, delivering a surreal reckoning with the ravages of industrialization, the country’s legacy of violence and prejudice, and the natural cycle of life and death. Accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) has hardly arrived in the godforsaken outpost of Machine before he’s caught in the middle of a fatal lovers’ quarrel. Wounded and on the lam, Blake falls under the watch of the outcast Nobody (Gary Farmer), who guides his companion on a spiritual journey, teaching him to dispense poetic justice along the way. Featuring austerely beautiful black-and-white photography by Robby Müller and a live-wire score by Neil Young, Dead Man is a profound and unique revision of the western genre.

an elegiac poem of a film that transports us to a place and time out of synch with the history books but one that still examines our country’s shameful history of viciousness and racism. – Spectrum Culture

Official selection – Cannes Film Festival 1995

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Director(s)
Jim Jarmusch
Country
United States
Year
1995
Duration
121 min
Language
English
Format
4k Restauration