Based on book Le Taxi mauve (A Purple Taxi) by Michel Deon written in 1973, Fred Astaire, Phillipe Noiret and Peter Ustinov all having a great time with Charlotte Rampling and Edward Albert, In front of camera. A wonderful story of love and sadness in one? Peter Ustinov tries to marry off his beautiful daughter to Edward Albert in order to fund his equestrian center dreams, lots of drinking, fighting, card playing and craic. Charlotte Rampling is a German based princess,Gerry's sister in the film come to find out what is going on with the money for the equestrian center, she needs to approve of it, She tries to get pregnant with Monsieur Noiret, and they have an affair. Filmed in and around Kenmare, County Kerry ,Ireland. Fantastic soundtrack by the chieftains. Not an Oscar winning film but one for a wet Sunday afternoon to relax in front of. How tragic that Edward Albert died on 22 of sept 2006 aged 55.Only a young man when he made this, He's probably driving Fred around in his purple taxi now laughing down at us all! Ohh and Charlotte Rampling get's her top off..I taped this on video back in 1984 and it still plays well, apparently it is hard to get, but is ran rarely on the television. Made very much in the french style yet in English and set entirely in Ireland.Each Scene was shot in both French and English so international viewers could enjoy it. Capturing a now bygone age. You don't have to get your car winched onto the boat in a cargo net anymore! Phillipe Noiret passed away on the 23rd of November 2006 17 days after after I posted this comment, how tragic. A fantastic french actor. This film is now for sale at: amazon.fr. priced at 9.99.Michel Deon has a website, www.micheldeon.com
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