Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (4K-restauratie)

Modern classic by Jim Jarmusch (Down By Law, Paterson) with Forest Whitaker as a stoic hitman. With a fantastic oldskool hip-hop score by RZA.

Time & Tickets

Jim Jarmusch explores the boundaries of samurai cinema in this film set in late 1990s New York. The protagonist is the mysterious Ghost Dog, an assassin who moves about with an almost magical lightness. He lives with a flock of birds in a homemade shack on the roof of an abandoned building. In his actions, he is guided by the principles of Japanese samurai. We follow Ghost Dog at a time when – after years of loyal service – he finds himself at odds with the local mafia.

The understated style of the über-cool Jim Jarmusch turns out to go wonderfully well with the hip-hop score of RZA (The Wu-Tang Clan). Camera work is by legendary cinematographer Robby Müller (1940-2018), who also worked with Jarmusch on DEAD MAN, DOWN BY LAW and MYSTERY TRAIN. Lumière will screen the restored version of the film, which will be re-released by EYE in the Netherlands on 17 August.
See also: Deadpan Delights – The Films of Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch, France, Germany, USA, Japan, 1999, 116 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman, Dennis Liu..