Sweet and Lowdown is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. Loosely based onFederico Fellini's film La Strada, the film tells the fictional story, set in the 1930s, of a self-confident jazzguitarist Emmet Ray (played by Sean Penn) who falls in love with a mute woman (Samantha Morton). The film also starsUma Thurman and Anthony LaPaglia. Like several of Allen's other films (e.g., Zelig), the film is occasional
In the 1930s, jazz guitarist Emmet Ray idolizes Django Reinhardt, faces gangsters and falls in love with a mute woman.