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Down by Law
8.4
/10
12,377 Ratings

DOWN BY LAW

Directed by Jim Jarmusch
United States, 1986
Comedy, Crime, Cult

Synopsis

Three men—an unemployed disc jockey, a small-time pimp, and a hapless Italian tourist—find themselves in the same prison cell for crimes they didn’t commit. Together, they plan their escape, soon ending up in the Louisiana wilds with no refuge in sight.

Synopsis

Three men—an unemployed disc jockey, a small-time pimp, and a hapless Italian tourist—find themselves in the same prison cell for crimes they didn’t commit. Together, they plan their escape, soon ending up in the Louisiana wilds with no refuge in sight.

Our take

This cool, character-driven comedy from American indie giant Jim Jarmusch is founded on one of the most unusual combinations of actors in cinema: Roberto Benigni, John Lurie & Tom Waits. An offbeat and monochromatic celebration of the unexpected friendships born in (and out of) a New Orleans prison.