Permanent Vacation
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Permanent Vacation
Jim Jarmusch made his directorial debut with this episodic profile of one troubled hipster trying to make sense of his life. Aloysius Parker (Christopher Parker), known to his friends as "Allie," is a young man with a damaged family background (his mother is in a mental institution and his father has gone missing) and an inability to sleep, causing him to dream while he's awake. After a troubling encounter with his girlfriend (Leila Gastil) and a frustrating visit with his mother, Allie drifts through a strangely under-populated New York City, crossing paths with a sharp-suited… More
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"this student's film is surprisingly adult about its adolescent preoccupations - and well-nigh unmissable for the Jarmusch fan."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"An odyssey of urban despair."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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