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 fiction moving picture