I Was on Mars

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

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

87 mins

Cast and crew

Dani Levy
Dani Levy, Maria Schrader
Maria Schrader
Dani Levy
Mario Giacalone
Antonia Rey