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Mystery Train

Mystery Train

Mystery Train

1989 / 100min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JIM JARMUSCH

CAST: MASATOSHI NAGASE, YûKI KUDô, NICOLETTA BRASCHI, JOE STRUMMER, SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS

Jim Jarmusch’s Memphis-set triptych tells the stories of foreigners in the birthplace of rock n’ roll: A young Japanese couple (Youki Kudoh and Masatoshi Nagase), a recently-widowed Italian woman (Nicoletta Braschi), and an Englishman (Joe Strummer), all of whom pass thorough a motel managed by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Yankee Jarmusch is a stranger here himself, though he gets right to the lonesome heart of the Memphis sound, carried through the night by radio DJ Tom Waits and epitomized by Elvis Presley’s crucially-used “Blue Moon.”