"It is preferable not to travel with a dead man."Dead Man
— Henri Michaux
is an acid/existential Western
written and directed by Jim Jarmusch
, released in 1995. The protagonist, played by Johnny Depp
, is an out-of-work accountant from Cleveland named William Blake, though the name is purely coincidental. He goes to a frontier town on the promise of a job, but once there finds the position already taken. He gets briefly mixed up in a love triangle, kills the son of the most powerful man in town in self-defense and is forced to run for his life with a bullet in his chest.
While trying to evade the bounty hunters and marshals who are after him he meets Nobody, a solitary and erudite Native American who- upon hearing his name- believes him to be the wandering spirit of the English poet.
Not to be confused with the DC Comics
character of the same name
, and not
to be confused with that one really Gorny anime
about an amusement park prison.
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