Chinese Version


Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (USA/France)


An American killer's Japanese mind


Director: Jim Jarmusch

Cast: Forest Whitaker   John Tormey   Cliff Gorman

Footage: 116min

Year: 1999

A surreal crime drama told as only Jim Jarmusch could tell it, Known for his gift of being able to come and go without people noticing him, Ghost Dog is a self-taught samurai who is obsessed with order and his strict personal moral code, drawn from the philosophies of the Japanese warriors. As every samurai needs a leader to whom he swears loyalty, Ghost Dog has devoted himself the service of Louie, a low level crime boss who saved his life as a child. When Louie's superiors decide he's outlived his usefulness, Ghost Dog leaps into action, methodically wiping out his many enemies.But finally his master shoots him.

Along with a dizzying series of stylized shoot-outs, Ghost Dog also features carrier pigeons, 10-year-old kids who read Rashomon, a French-speaking ice cream man, etc.


Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Rob Vaux)

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Eric D. Snider)

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (James Berardinelli)

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) (John Shea)

Works of the same director:

Night on Earth

Permanent Vacation

The Limits of Control

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