Mystery Train

111 mins
8 / 10 (5913)


A rock ’n roll-obsessed Japanese couple pays a visit to Graceland, the home of Elvis. An inept gang of thugs hide out after a liquor store robbery. A frazzled Italian widow has a ghostly encounter with the King himself. All their stories collide in one sleazy downtown motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

MUBI's take

Like Night on Earth, Jim Jarmusch’s charming Mystery Train—vignetted in structure—follows three stories in parallel, across one night in Memphis, Tennessee. Featuring Down by Law’s Tom Waits and John Lurie, as well the lead singer from one of Jarmusch’s favorite bands: The Clash’s Joe Strummer.