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Taxi Blues

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Shlikov, a Moscow cabby scours the city in search of a passenger who stiffed him. He finally locates Liosha -- an alcoholic playing a saxophone on the street. He confiscates the sax but upon discovering the price of the instrument he starts feeling guilty and goes looking for Liosha. An unlikely, stormy friendship develops when the antisemitic taxi driver, regrading the Jewish Jazz musician as genius, takes him in and tries to sober him up.

    Cannes Best Director 1990 Pavel Lounguine Director/Screenwriter

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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KLFDV3145

  • Credits
    Piotr Mamonov, Pyotr Mamonov, Piotr Zaitchenko, Natalia Koliakanova, Vladimir Kachpour, Hal Singer, Elena Saphonova
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A caustic comedy of startling originality....TAXI BLUES is a true social satire. Its wit is both revealing and wounding..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Superb tragicomedy....Robust and even buoyant..."
    New York Times

    "...Sensational....There's a typical mournful Russian quality to TAXI BLUES: a soulful melancholia that recalls Dostoevsky or Gorky. But the movie also resonates with something alien and wild..."
    Los Angeles Times

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