Coffee and Cigarettes

A series of short stories linked by coffee and cigarettes.

Coffee and Cigarettes
United States 2003
  • Czech
96 min.

Coffee and Cigarettes is a series of short films disguised as a feature (or vice versa). Each sequence involves several characters just sitting around, drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and discussing objects as diverse as caffeine popsicles, Abbott & Costello, Elvis conspiracy theories, the proper preparation of English tea, the inventions of Nikola Tesla, the fictitious rock band SQÜRL, Paris in the twenties, and the use of nicotine as an insecticide… The cast is an extremely eclectic group of extraordinary actors and musicians portraying an equally eclectic collection of oddballs.

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Director: Jim Jarmusch
Screenplay: Jim Jarmusch
Cinematography: Tom DiCillo, Frederick Elmes, Ellen Kuras, Robby Müller
Editing: Jim Jarmusch, Terry Katz, Melody London, Jay Rabinowitz
Production Design: Mark Friedberg, Tom Jarmusch, Dan Bishop
Producer: Joana Vicente, Jason Kliot
Cast: Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Joie Lee, Clinqué Lee, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Joseph Rigano, Cate Blanchet, Bill Murray, RZA, The GZA, Alfred Molina, Steve Coogan, Jack White, Meg White