Permanent Vacation

75 mins
7 / 10 (4845)


Permanent Vacation follows two and a half days in the life of Aloysious Parker in New York, a young wanderer with no home, no school, and no job. At the age of sixteen, Allie drifts into and out of strange encounters with other misfits; almost all of them exiles from the daily, working world.

MUBI's take

Shot for just $12,000 in grimy downtown Manhattan, Jim Jarmusch’s lo-fi, laconic debut has become an iconic example of true indie cinema. With its long takes, desolate urban setting, and interest in hip, offbeat outcasts, Permanent Vacation takes a cool and considerate look at life on the fringes.