Permanent Vacation (film)
|Directed by||Jim Jarmusch|
|Produced by||Jim Jarmusch|
|Written by||Jim Jarmusch|
|Music by||Jim Jarmusch
James A. Lebovitz
|Editing by||Jim Jarmusch|
|Release dates||US: Mar 6, 1981|
|Running time||75 min|
Permanent Vacation is a 1980 film directed, written and produced by Jim Jarmusch. It was the director's first release, and was shot on 16 mm film shortly after he dropped out of film school. This film is often credited as the birth of the director's original style and character schemes. The film won the Josef von Sternberg Award at the 1980 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival.
The main character, played by Chris Parker, wanders around a dingy New York atmosphere and is confronted by a number of intriguing characters as he ponders the questions of life, and searches for a better place.
- Richard Boes – War vet
- Ruth Bolton – Mother
- Sara Driver – Nurse
- María Duval – Latin girl
- Frankie Faison – Man in lobby
- Jane Fire – Nurse
- Suzanne Fletcher – Girl in car
- Leila Gastil – Leila
- Chris Hameon – French traveller
- John Lurie – Sax player
- Eric Mitchell – Car fence
- Chris Parker – Allie
- Lisa Rosen – Popcorn girl
- Felice Rosser – Woman by mailbox
- Evelyn Smith – Patient
- Charlie Spademan – Patient
This film was also the first that musician John Lurie, a friend of Jarmusch, acted in and composed music for.
Jarmusch is also credited as helping with the music.
- "Stranger Than Paradise (1984) - The Criterion Collection". Criterion.com. Retrieved 2012-04-02.
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