Night on Earth (1991) IMDb

Categorization

Jarmusch. Often held up as a good example of “slice of life”.

Subject

Five taxi rides in five different Western cities on the same night, moving east.

Commentary

There is a strong authorial presence in where each segment begins and ends (except the superior ending of New York), and plenty of dramatic events (e.g. being offered a part in a major film, dying, crashing the car). It also plays to some national stereotypes and such, so it should not be regarded as an attempt at great realism.

Japanese production movie