Coffee and Cigarettes

by Jim Jarmusch

Coffee and Cigarettes


COFFEE AND CIGARETTES is a series of short films disguised as a feature (or maybe vice versa). Each sequence involves several characters just sitting around, drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and discussing subjects as diverse as caffeine popsicles, Abbott & Costello, Elvis conspiracy theories, the proper preparation of English tea, the inventions of Nikola Tesla, the fictitious rock band SQÜRL, Paris in the twenties, and the use of nicotine as an insecticide...The cast is an extremely eclectic group of extraordinary actors and musicians portraying an equally eclectic collection of oddballs, with sequences strikingly photographed in BLACK (coffee) and WHITE (cigarettes) by Frederick Elmes, Robby Müller, Ellen Kuras and Tom DiCillo.



2013 Only Lovers Left Alive
2009 The Limits of Control
2005 Broken Flowers
2003 Coffee and Cigarettes
1999 Ghost Dog
1997 Year of the Horse (Documentary)
1995 Coffee and Cigarettes III (Short)
1995 Dead Man
1991 Night on Earth
1989 Mystery Train
1989 Coffee and Cigarettes II (Short)
1988 Talking Heads: Storytelling Giant (Video)
1986 Coffee and Cigarettes (Short)
1986 Down by Law
1984 Stranger Than Paradise
1983 Stranger Than Paradise (Short)
1980 Permanent Vacation


Roberto Benigni
Steven Wright
Joie Lee
Cinqué Lee
Steve Buscemi
Iggy Pop
Tom Waits
Joe Rigano
Vinny Vella
Vinny Vella Jr.
Renée French
E.J. Rodriguez
Alex Descas
Isaach De Bankolé
Cate Blanchett
Meg White
Jack White
Alfred Molina
Steve Coogan
Bill Murray
Bill Rice
Taylor Mead


director and writer Jim Jarmusch
director of photography Frederick Elmes, Ellen Kuras, Robby Müller, Tom Dicillo
editor Jay Rabinowitz, Melody London, Terry Katz, Jim Jarmusch
production designer Mark Friedberg, Tom Jarmusch, Dan Bishop
producers Joana Vicente, Jason Kliot
co-producers Stacey Smith, Gretchen Mcgowan
production company Smokescreen Inc.

Technical Data

Format: DCP / 1.85:1 / color / 5.1
Length: 96 min.
Language: English

Coffee and Cigarettes
Coffee and Cigarettes

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