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Actors: Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni, John Lurie, Nicoletta Braschi, Ellen Barkin

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DOWN BY LAW is a movie written and directed by Jim Jarmush in 1986. The picture was nominated in the Best Film Category at the Cannes Film Festival.
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A DJ, a pimp and an amateur italian gambler meet in prison after having each been set up. At first, there isn't any communication between them but, after a few weeks, they get along well. They escape from prison and run away into the Louisiana swamps. Between Roberto, the italian dreamer who knows only a few english words, Jack, the pimp, and Zack, the DJ who utters three words a day at the maximum, a strange friendly relation will arise while they are forgetting their differences.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals (shown sympathetically) on the run Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals Escape/Rescue?    -   escape/rescue from prison/confinement

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on    -   lifeboat    -   river City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous    -   New Orleans Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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