Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai Reviews
The mafiosi are quite ridiculous, they looks as they have been taken from some operetta. But the plot is strong, and the movie quite good.
One thing is to noted, to my opinion: usually Jim Jarmusch tells the difficult, or impossibility, in communicating. In Stranger than Paradise, the Hungarian immigrant wants to be American, refuse to speak any language but American English, he tells "I am American just like you"; despite this, he can never communicate.
Here an African American living like an old Japanese samurai is the best friend of another black man that can speak only French. They do not have a common language, but they communicate perfectly.
I *loved* Ghost Dog, I just don't know why! I didn't so much enjoy it as I was *fixated* by it
It was definitely surreal, and Whitaker was perfect. After the scene with the ice cream vender, I remember thinking to myself, "does the dog speak French, too?"
My husband & son enjoyed it also, they just haven't bothered to figure out why ; )