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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

  • Film

Time Out says

Jarmusch's engagingly offbeat variation on the hitman thriller finds Ghost Dog (Whitaker) under threat from the wiseguys who've been using his ultra efficient services after the boss's daughter witnesses one of his killings. On to this basic storyline, Jarmusch grafts an unlikely but coherent variety of moods, motifs, themes and gags: the Mob, though themselves memorably eccentric, simply can't cope with a black killer who communicates by carrier pigeon and lives by the ancient code of Japanese samurai. At once a tribute to traditional notions of honour, loyalty, friendship and professionalism, and a stylish, ironic pastiche inspired by the likes of Melville and Suzuki, it's very funny, insightful, and highly original, proving that Jarmusch has lost none of his wit, warmth or invention. Great camerawork (Robby Müller), score (RZA) and bird footage, too.
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Release Details

  • Rated:18
  • Duration:116 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jim Jarmusch
  • Screenwriter:Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast:
    • Henry Silva
    • Cliff Gorman
    • John Tormey
    • Isaach De Bankolé
    • Forest Whitaker
    • Tricia Vessey
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