Down by Law
- Original title
Down by Law
- Running time
- 107 min.
- United States
John Lurie (Songs: Tom Waits)
Robby Müller (B&W)
Pruitt Taylor Vince
Co-production United States-Germany - West Germany (FRG); Black Snake / Grokenberger Film Produktion / Island Pictures
Comedy. Drama | Crime. Prison Drama. Cult Movie. Independent Film (US)
- Synopsis / Plot
- DJ Zack and pimp Jack end up in prison for being too laid-back to avoid being framed for crimes they didn't commit. They end up sharing a cell with eccentric Italian optimist Roberto, whose limited command of the English language is both entertaining and infuriating - but rather more useful to them is the fact that Roberto knows an escape route.
: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
: Independent Spirit Awards: 4 Nominations including Best Film
- Critics' reviews
"A terrific movie (...) A beautiful, melancholy, kidding escape fantasy"
David Denby: The New Yorker
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