Down By Law
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Cast: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni
Genre: Comedy Crime Drama
Country of Origin: USA 1986 107 mins.
Released by SODA PICTURES
'A classic American indie movie, terrific performances, very funny - 107 minutes of dream good cinema.'
When pimp Jack (John Lurie) and DJ Zack (Tom Waits), two of New Orleans coolest guys share the same prison cell they can only hurl insults at one another until fun loving Roberto Benigni joins them and shares his plan of escape with them.
'Down By Law' is a very funny classic American indie movie with a perceptive and witty script and great performances. Add in Robby Müller’s stunning black and white cinematography of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayoux and John Lurie's musical score that includes Tony Garnier, Nana Vasconcelos, Arto Lindsay and Marc Ribot and you've got 107 minutes of dream good cinema.
A classic. Wonderful.