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18 January 1991 (USA) See more »
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Ivan is old Russia: thick, dour, hard-working, often brutish; he misses Communism. He drives a taxi and one night meets Alexi... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Pyotr Mamonov ... Lyosha
Pyotr Zaychenko ... Shlykov
Vladimir Kashpur ... Old Nechiporenko
Natalya Kolyakanova ... Christina
Hal Singer ... Himself
Elena Safonova ... Nina, Liocha's Wife
Sergey Gazarov ... Administrator
Evgeniy Gerchakov ... Bald Musician in the Taxi
Dmitri Prigov ... Writer Typing in the Train
Igor Zolotovitskiy ... Petyunchik
Valeri Khlevinsky ... Fat Kolya
Elena Stepanova ... Smart Young Girl
Vladimir Sterzhakov ... Musician in the Taxi
Konstantin Afonsky ... Long-Haired Mechanic
Aleksandr Buyanov ... Passenger with Newspaper
Lidiya Ezhevskaya ... 'Mousy' Valya
Nikolai Yezhevsky ... Guardian
Sergey Galkin ... Hippy
Irina Gobratova ... Girl with Black Eye
Vyacheslav Gorbunchikov ... Mechanic at the Taxi Depot
Aleksandr Inshakov ... Mercedes' Owner
Vladimir Lopatin ... Police Sergeant
Natalya Markova ... Blonde Ira (as N. Markova)
Eduard Gimpel ... Man on a Sofa
Galina Prokhorova ... Wife of Man on Sofa
Yuriy Sokolov ... Soldier in the Tube
Yuri Yurchenko ... 1st Civil Servant
Gekubi Vasiliskov ... 2nd Civil Servant
Pierre Rival ... Malligan the Producer
Iassouo Hiougadsi ... Japanese Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Béatrice Chauvin ... Femme appartement soirée
Gelena Kirik

Directed by
Pavel Lungin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pavel Lungin 

Produced by
Mark Gekht .... producer
Aleksandr Golutva .... producer
Marin Karmitz .... executive producer
Vladimir Repnikov .... executive producer
Pierre Rival .... producer
 
Original Music by
Vladimir Chekasin 
 
Cinematography by
Denis Evstigneev 
 
Film Editing by
Elisabeth Guido  (as Elizabeth Guido)
 
Production Design by
Valery Yurkevich 
 
Set Decoration by
Alexei Chkele 
 
Costume Design by
Natalya Dyanova 
 
Makeup Department
Larisa Avdyushko .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Yvon Crenn .... production manager
Aleksandr Kabanov .... production manager (as Aleksandr Kabakov)
 
Art Department
Marina Companeetz .... property master
 
Sound Department
Catherine Dubeau .... sound editor
Pierre Lorrain .... sound
Fred Mays .... post-synchronization
Oksana Strugina .... sound mixer
Michel Trouillard .... assistant sound editor
 
Stunts
Viktor Ivanov .... stunt coordinator
Vladislav Barkovskiy .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Katia Besimensky .... assistant editor: second unit
 
Other crew
Brad Stephens .... publicist
 

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Also Known As:
"Taxi Blues" - France (imdb display title), International (English title) (literal title), USA (DVD box title)
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110 min
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Continuity: In the opening sequence, the guy with the blue palm tree shirt waves his hands hypnotist style in front of a woman. Her position in the seat changes between shots.See more »

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You need to see this..., 7 October 2010
Author: Michael_Erlyn from Earth

The acting is extraordinary. We watch two polar opposites - a sullen jock-type cabbie and an eccentric wino saxophonist - stumble through the streets of Moscow, each coping with life in his own way. The cabbie is facing the existential dilemma of his life, as the world of "artsy fags" (what he sees the wino as) both annoys him and draws him in. As for the saxophonist, he is dying to live to the fullest, always drunk, debaucherous, and struggling to get more out of the depressive and decaying urban fabric. He is feeling the same way other broke bohemians like him must have felt, from Van Gogh to Henry Miller to Jim Morrison, expressing fantastic views of the miserable and cluttered world through their art.

This movie is funny, sad, and touching, portraying a dirty and grimy Moscow right on the brink of the Communist collapse, and the raw human pain at the bottom of the barrel. Really touching and special. Lungin's and Russian cinema's best, in my opinion.

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