Directed by Jim Jarmusch Produced by Jim Jarmusch Jim Stark Written by Jim Jarmusch Starring Gena Rowlands Winona Ryder Roberto Benigni Music by Tom Waits Cinematography Frederick Elmes Editing by Jay Rabinowitz
Night on Earth is a 1991 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It is a collection of five vignettes, taking place during the same night, concerning the temporary bond formed between taxi driver and passenger in five cities: Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, and Helsinki. Jarmusch wrote the screenplay in about eight days, and the choice of certain cities was largely based on the actors with whom he wanted to work. The soundtrack of the same name is by Tom Waits.