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Dead Man
8.3
/10
15,574 Ratings

DEAD MAN

Directed by Jim Jarmusch
United States, Germany, 1995
Western, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama

Synopsis

19th century America. Accountant William Blake has hardly arrived in the godforsaken frontier town of Machine before he’s caught in the middle of a deadly lovers’ quarrel. Wounded and on the run, Blake finds a friend in the outcast Nobody, who guides him on a spiritual journey.

Synopsis

19th century America. Accountant William Blake has hardly arrived in the godforsaken frontier town of Machine before he’s caught in the middle of a deadly lovers’ quarrel. Wounded and on the run, Blake finds a friend in the outcast Nobody, who guides him on a spiritual journey.

Our take

King-of-cool Jim Jarmusch showed up to Cannes in 1995 with possibly his best film. This self-described “psychedelic western” rebuilds the genre as a ragged, comic, uniquely American trip, with help from an ensemble cast including Johnny Depp and Iggy Pop, and scored to a mystic jam by Neil Young.