Dead Man

by Jim Jarmusch

Dead Man


DEAD MAN is the story of a young man's journey, both physically and spiritually, into very unfamiliar terrain. William Blake travels to the extreme western frontiers of America sometime in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Lost and badly wounded, he encounters a very odd, outcast Native American named «Nobody», who believes Blake is actually the dead English poet of the same name. The story, with Nobody's help, leads Williams Blake through situations that are in turn comical and violent. Contrary to his nature, circumstances transform Blake into a hunted outlaw, a killer, and a man whose physical existence is slowly slipping away. Thrown into a world that is cruel and chaotic, his eyes are opened to the fragility that defines the realm of the living. It is as though he passes through the surface of a mirror, and emerges into a previously unknown world that exists on the other side.



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


Johnny Depp - William Blake
Gary Farmer - Nobody
Lance Henriksen - Cole Wilson
Michael Wincott - Conway Twill
Gabriel Byrne - Charlie Dickinson
John Hurt - John Scholfield
Alfred Molina - Trading Post Missionary
Robert Mitchum - John Dickinson


Writter & director: Jim Jarmusch
Producer: Demetra J. MacBride
Co-producer: Karen Koch
Cinematographer: Robby Müller
Editor: Jay Rabinowitz
Music: Neil Young
Production designer: Robert Ziembicki
Costume designer: Marit Allen
Casting by: Ellen Lewis, Laura RosenThal

Technical Data

Format: Black & White
Length: 121 min.
Original language: English 

Dead Man
Dead Man

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