Down By Law


2017.3.10 (Fri)


22:00 ON AIR
  • Director | Jim Jarmusch
  • Runtime |
  • Cast | Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni
  • Awards |

Set in a seedy New Orleans summer, Down By Law details the meeting of three unlikely convicts and their just as unlikely escape. Zack is an out-of-work DJ who is accused of murder when a body is found in the trunk of a stolen car he was hired to drive across town. Jack is a pimp set up for a fall by a competitor. These two sullen souls are locked in a cell with Roberto, a cheerful Italian immigrant who happens to have killed a man. The three mismatched miscreants eventually bust out of jail and head into the Louisiana bayous. Tired and hungry, they separate to search for food: Waits goes one way, Lurie another, and the frightened Benigni decides to risk stepping into a ramshackle diner…