Jim Jarmusch combines his love for the ice-cool crime dramas with the philosophical dimensions of samurai mythology for an eccentrically postmodern take on the hit-man thriller. In one of his defining roles, Forest Whitaker brings a commanding serenity to his portrayal of a Zen contract killer working for a bumbling mob outfit, a modern man who adheres steadfastly to the ideals of the Japanese warrior code even as chaos and violence spiral around him.
Gangsters -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Mafia -- United States -- Drama.
Murder for hire -- Drama.
Samurai -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
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Jarmusch, Jim, 1953- film director.
Plywood Productions, production company.
Portnow, Richard, 1950- actor.
RZA (Rapper), actor.
Silva, Henry, 1928- actor.
Vessey, Tricia, 1972- actor.
Whitaker, Forest, actor.