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  1. Krish sanghvi's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    A fictional/symbolical war with China is making people go nuts! One of the largest cities in the world is seemingly in ruins and abandoned. Not a single normal person lives here anymore. So what do you do? You board a ship which seemingly seems non-functional too, and perhaps go away! Until seagulls chase you down.

  2. Benjamin Reid's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    There's a lot to love in Jarmusch's first film. Its lo-fi cinematography on 16 mm is a mellow beauty. The jazzy soundtrack effectively sets up the hazy nomadic trip through NYC. It oozes cool with its hipster aesthetic that Jarmusch continues throughout his career. Godard's influence is apparent. The film is unfortunately very slight and shows it was made on almost no budget. It's good, but it could have been great.

  3. armsoreal's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    would probably have found this film much more bearable had I watched it 5 years ago when I was equally young, angsty and pretentious.

  4. vizija's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

  5. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    With its repetitive narration based on variations (and supported by a non-narrative use of music) "Permanent Vacation" containes the basic principles of all Jarmusch films. I admire Jarmusch's consequent exploration of these means until his present day films.

  6. Cindy's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    funded by Urban Outfitters

  7. ryan brennan's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    Jarmusch's camera work here is much more developed than the rest of his repertoire. The dialogue sounds better on paper than it does coming from his main character. However, he uses a few stylistic choices that create a feeling of trepidity and desolation both in character and atmosphere: silence, space, and disruption of conventional development. This would have had me excited to see where Jarmusch was going next...

  8. Ethan's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    This film is kind of boring but it's got a great look.

  9. smndvdcl's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

  10. nico's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    Sometimes being young can feel so empty. Jarmusch captures that brilliantly.

  11. FISCHER's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    Premier long métrage de Jim Jarmusch, qui confirme talentueusement, par cette oeuvre nonchalante, minimaliste, entre poésie urbaine et nocturne errance, sa parfaite maîtrise d'un cinéma du ressenti, intériorisé et d'une constante présence "affective" ..... www.cinefiches.com

  12. Balthaz21's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

  13. ermete polpette's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

  14. TZUHSIEN TANG's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

  15. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    Did not enjoy it but its fascinating to know Jarmusch already knew the type of filmmaker he was.

  16. EdieEmm's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    The Doppler Effect joke and John Lurie's sax. Otherwise its pretty much a nihilistic Littlest Hobo. Like my early 20s. Woulda made a better short. 2.75

  17. Bob's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    A city background looks so authentic in its obscurity to the point of becoming a surreal, almost nightmarish environment for everlasting daydreaming of the main protagonist, where days float from one to another with occasional narration of existential street philosophy; which serves as a accompanying tune when it's not switched with industrial beats and sounds. A dreadful journey that could might be worth of revisit.

  18. captainfez's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    New York's A Shithole, But At Least I Have This Yo-Yo: The Movie.

  19. tintinmugshot's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    It's clear that this was made by some young film student, it's so fresh, simple, absolute beautiful. And you can see some of Jarmusch's trademarks in here, already.

  20. chazell's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

  21. ninchok's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

    I used to like Jarmusch a lot. This film here, however, is a piece of sht. I just wasted 36 minutes of my life and gladly stopped wasting the rest. Extremely pretentious, dull and meaningless.

  22. bibonoaozora's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

  23. Ahmet Hacıoğlu's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

  24. Paul Narvaez's rating of the film Permanent Vacation

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