The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 127 minutes
Tuscan pumpkins are suspect; East Bloc circus clowns can't find Brooklyn; superstardom threatens the career plans of an aspiring mechanic. Writer/director Jim Jarmusch (who did Cleveland winters justice in ?Stranger Than Paradise") tours the globe with five vignettes set in five different taxicabs in five major world cities. Each segment tops the last, from LA to Helsinki, from uproarious comedy to dramatic irony worthy of Chekbov. An international cast of hacks and fares act out the skewed human condition, to the music of the incomparable Tom Waits. In English, French, Italian and Finnish (the last three with subtitles).
Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Giancarlo Esposito, .Armin Muller-Stahl, Roberto Benigni
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