I Was on Mars

  • Film
  • Comedy
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It's taken a few years for them to gestate, but Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise has fathered a brood of low-budget Euro-movies about the trials and tribulations of foreigners newly arrived in New York. This is one of them: a relentlessly in-your-face tragi-comedy about a young woman from Warsaw who speaks no English and loses the few greenbacks she has to the first guy she meets, a loud-suited spiv. Levi himself plays the conman as a sleazeball who takes the bit-players in GoodFellas as role models; co-writer Maria Schrader plays the Polish girl as dogged perseverance personified. Sometimes raucous, sometimes forlorn, but very rarely convincing.

Release details

Duration: 87 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Dani Levy
Screenwriter: Dani Levy, Maria Schrader
Cast: Maria Schrader
Dani Levy
Mario Giacalone
Antonia Rey