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Down by Law


Cinematographer: Robbie Müller

Dir. Jim Jarmusch. 1986, 107 mins. 35mm. With Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Ellen Barkin. This “neo-beat-noir-comedy,” stunningly photographed by Robbie Müller, follows a disc jockey, a pimp, and an Italian tourist from a jailbreak into Louisiana bayou country. “What a sad and beautiful world” muses the tourist; Müller’s images capture this strange beauty, offering an outsider’s view of the American landscape.

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