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Basics Critics:80Viewers:72Rusty:76
Category: Comedy, DramaNotable as: DramaSub-Category: buddy film, drama film, comedy filmNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 85 - 90 minutesColor: colorLanguage: English, Hungarian languageCountry: United States, GermanyDirector: Jim JarmuschScreenwriter: Jim JarmuschMusic: John LurieCinematography: Tom DiCilloStars: Richard Edson, John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Tom DiCillo, Danny Rosen, Rammellzee, Richard Boes, Cecillia Stark, Brian J. Burchill, Harvey Perr, Sara Driver, Rockets Redglare, Paul SloaneProducer: Sara DriverAwards won: Golden Leopard
National Film Registry
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Stranger Than Paradise is a 1984 American absurdist/deadpan comedy film. It was written and directed by Jim Jarmusch and stars jazz musician John Lurie, former Sonic Youth drummer-turned-actor Richard Edson, and Hungarian-born actress Eszter Balint. The film features a minimalist plot in which the main character, Willie, has a cousin from Hungary, Eva, stay with him for ten days before going to Cleveland. Willie and his friend Eddie eventually go to Cleveland to visit Eva.

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