Down by Law is a 1986 black-and-white independent film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Tom Waits, John Lurie, and Roberto Benigni. The film centers on the arrest, incarceration, and escape from jail of three men. It discards jailbreak film conventions by focusing on the interaction between the convicts rather than on the mechanics of the escape. A key element in the film is Robby Müller's slow-moving camerawork, which captures the architecture of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou to which the cellmates escape. Three men, previously unknown to each other, are arrested in New...
|Release date:||May 1986|
|Directed by:||Jim Jarmusch|
|Music by:||John Lurie, Tom Waits|
|Screenplay by:||Jim Jarmusch|