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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Jim Jarmusch / JP, DE, FR, US, 1999 / 116 min.

RZA’s old school hip hop sound is a perfect match to Jarmusch’s drily humorous style and the Samurai maxims which main character Ghost Dog, played by Forest Whitaker, tries to live up to.

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Director

Jim Jarmusch

Production year

1999

Country

JP, DE, FR, US

Original title

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Length

116 min.

Format

35mm

Part of

Eye on Sound: POP!

Rapper Tupac Shakur, pop legend David Bowie and singer-songwriter Björk: what do they have in common and what’s their connection with Eye? Discover it in Eye on Sound: POP!, a programme on the close bond between pop music and film. With feature films, documentaries, live performances and talk shows.

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still from The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, GB 1976)
still from Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Jim Jarmusch, US 1999)
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