Ghost Dog — The Way of the Samurai

(Japan/France/Germany/USA, 1999, 116 minutes)

A black hitman that lives by the centuries-old code of the Japanese samurais is marked for death by the mobsters that usually hire him. Offbeat arthouse thriller that harnesses its director’s stylistic trademarks, urban poetry and deadpan humour to a poignant meditation on honour and heritage.

JVC, Le Studio Canal Plus and Bac Films present, in association with Pandora Film and ARD/Degeto Film, a Plywood production. Starring Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman, Henry Silva, Isaach de Bankolé, Tricia Vessey, Victor Argo, Gene Ruffini, Richard Portnow; and introducing Camille Winbush. Directed and written by Jim Jarmusch; produced by Richard Guay and Jim Jarmusch; music by RZA; director of photography (Deluxe), Robby Müller; production designer, Ted Berner; costume designer, John Dunn; film editor, Jay Rabinowitz.


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