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The Dead Man

"Every night and every morning
some to misery are born
every morning and every night
some are born to sweet delight
some are born to endless night"

DEAD MAN is the story of a young man's journey, both physically and spiritually, into very unfamiliar terrain. William Blake (Johnny Depp) travels to the extreme western frontiers of America sometime in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Writing poetry with blood Lost and badly wounded, he encounters a very odd, outcast Native American (Gary Farmer), named "Etchebetse" (the-who-speaks-loud-says-nothing) who calls himself "Nobody". Etchebetse believes Blake is actually the dead English poet of the same name.

The story, with Nobody's help, leads Blake through situations that are in turn comical and violent. Contrary to his nature,circumstances transform Blake into a hunted outlaw, a killer, and a man whose physical existence is slowly slipping away. Thrown into a world that is cruel and chaotic, his eyes are opened to the fragility that defines the realm of the living. It is as though he passes through the surface of a mirror, and emerges into a previously unknown world that exists on the other side.

By Jim Jarmush, with Johnnie Depp, Gary Farmer, Robert Mitchum, Mili Avital