Stranger Than Paradise

Stranger Than Paradise

  • Director: Jim Jarmusch
  • Writer: Jim Jarmusch,John Lurie
  • Countries of origin: United States, West Germany
  • Language: English, Hungarian, Italian
  • Release date: October 4, 1984
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Extraños en el paraíso
  • "Stranger Than Paradise" is a feature film directed by James R. Jarmusch , starring John Lurie , East Berlin , and Richard Edson   . The film was held at the Cannes International Film Festival in France on May 16, 1984. Released   .
    The film tells the story of Willie, a Hungarian American young man, and his good buddy Eddie and cousin Eva traveling on vacation in the United States   .


    • Release date October 4, 1984
    • Filming locations 464 Newark St, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
    • Production companies Cinesthesia Productions, Grokenberger Film Produktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)

    Box office


    $90,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


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    • By Frances 2022-03-26 09:01:10

      black and white stranger

      This is how Eva walked into my field of vision with a small box and a large paper bag accompanied by hysterical background music, wearing my favorite black.

      Willie received a call from her aunt and learned that her unmasked cousin Eva would be staying at his home for ten days, and she was very reluctant.

      During these ten days, I couldn't see why Eva was here, most of the time she was sitting or standing smoking. Eva is not only boring, but Willy is also the same. He eats TV...

    • By Rubie 2022-03-26 09:01:10

      Talking about Jiamusu's sultry humor

      The first time I met Jim Jarmusch was in a boring computer class. Because the teacher had something to do temporarily, he opened the computer room for us to play with the computer, and I resolutely opened the B station to watch the movie, and accidentally swiped the "Stranger in Paradise", so I became attached to it.

      I admit, I was attracted by this ultra-highly designed poster, and I am a screen controller, so I clicked on it. And at the beginning of the appearance of this...

    • By Stone 2022-03-26 09:01:10

      beautiful big lake

      Tiantian Films, the American film "A Stranger in Paradise", Jarmusch's film work, which is also his famous debut at the Cannes Film Festival. Don't be in a hurry, the dialogues are almost all lazy, the master style, and the beginning of Ni Duan. There is always a sense of alienation between the characters, the theme of nothingness is blowing, the big lake is almost white, and there is actually a dialogue: How beautiful!? Actually saw nothing. The real and natural performance is impressive,...

    • By Adell 2022-03-26 09:01:10

      Can't write short reviews

      The male protagonist does not agree with his former Hungarian identity at all, and even resists. When he arrived in the United States, he changed his Americanized name, wilkie, "don't speak Hungarian to me", "you have to speak English all these days", his best friend, the second boy, didn't know that he was from Hungary until eva came. “im as American as you are.” The second male wanted to chat with him about Budapest, so he directly told the second male to shut up. He also once bought a...

    • By Zion 2022-03-26 09:01:10

      Wonderful boring time of youth

      In fact, Welly is a very delicate young man. He knew how to give Ewa a skirt. After learning that Ewa was going to the airport, he decided to find her without hesitation, and even bought a ticket to chase her. But he has to act cool in front of his sassy friend Eddie, so twice leaves ewa in the room and doesn't take her to play. From beginning to end, Welly didn't speak a word of Hungarian, and insisted on speaking English. His feelings for ewa can also be equated with feelings for his...

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    • By Glennie 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      Jarmusch can be trusted and always leaves the most boring to the audience to fight dogs. If he doesn't, he will take pictures of the girls who stay in the hotel doing nothing. From time to time, a little wave that strays from the norm will shatter immediately. "I thought there was one. What a difference a new place would make." He just wanted to make that twist post-cold and...

    • By Braulio 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      "I thought I went to a new place, but everything still looks the same." Hahahaha If you like Wong Kar Wai, you'll probably like Jim Jarmusch. Wandering and wandering, indifferent and alienated. It turns out that Wong Kar-wai's first film "Mong Kok Carmen" in 1988 had a similar opening to Jarmusch's second feature film in 1984. I don't know if it was intentional or not. Most of Jiamusu's Chinese translations of movie titles are four...

    • By Marilyne 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      Looking at Jarmusch, it seems to be in order, first, stranger, second, down by law, and third, dead man, because stranger feels like a minimalist cone of Jarmusch, and stranger is his experimental product, and later works Add stories and national...

    • By Elissa 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      Don't be too arrogant, it's useless. Jarmusch's films are...

    • By Alphonso 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      New York to Shanghai can also be changed. The big city is just a code name, and it is becoming less and less...

    Movie plot

    Willie ( John Lurie ) , a Hungarian immigrant living in New York, USA , is a young man who considers himself fashionable. Entrusted by his aunt, he reluctantly receives his cousin, Eva ( East Blind ) , whom he has never met before . Come to the residence for 10 days. However, in the short and boring ten days, the individual Eva gradually won Willie's favor and became friends with Willie's good buddy Eddie (Richard Edson) . One year...
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    "Stranger Than Paradise" is the same as director James R. Jarmusch's other movies—boring and smelling of alcohol. He designed enough tortuous and bizarre wandering journeys for the characters, and then tried his best to attach his signature "feeling of powerlessness" to the film, so that people on and off the screen can only "track" to nothingness. The film contains all the elements of a road film: the journey, the scenery, the...
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    Movie quotes

    • Eva: I'm choking the alligator.

    • Aunt Lotte: I am the vinner.

    • Aunt Lotte: You son of a beeetch.