In 1992, Peru was just emerging from one of its darkest moments in its entire Republican History (1821- onwards). A cataclysmic economic meltdown and over 10 years of death and conflict brought upon by the criminal Shining Path guerrilla had left deep scars in the Peruvian population. Furthermore, Alberto Fujimori had just dissolved the congress and senate in order to obtain extraordinary faculties and implement harsh economic measures. Is amidst this critical moment in Peru's history that filmmaker Heddy Honigmann chronicles the views and lives of 14 real life taxi drivers in Lima. They represent the perseverance and ingenuity with which the everyday man survived and overcame the turbulence of the times in order to achieve advancement for themselves and their families. Written by
Juan Carlos G.
Peru is made of metal and melancholy
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Did You Know?
The soccer match playing in the radio at the beginning of the film is the one disputed by the countries of Peru and Uruguay on July 13th 1993. The exact date of the match can be determined because of the players selected to play in the Peruvian team on that occasion versus Uruguay. Most likely, it was a match to determine what countries would be classified to the 1994 FIFA Soccer World Cup in the USA. See more