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Man Push Cart (2005)

 -  Drama  -  10 May 2006 (France)
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A night in the life of a former Pakistani rock star who now sells coffee from his push cart on the streets of Manhattan.

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Ahmad
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Noemi
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Mohammad
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Manish
Farooq 'Duke' Muhammad ...
Duke
Panicker Upendran ...
Noori (as Upendran K. Panicker)
Arun Lal ...
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Razia Mujahid ...
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Hassan Razvi ...
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Mustafa Razvi ...
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Altaf Houssein ...
Altaf
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Final Customer
Abdelrahma Abdelaziz ...
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Ronak Ricky Patel ...
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Every night while the city sleeps, Ahmad, a Pakistani immigrant, struggles to drag his heavy cart along the streets of New York to his corner in Midtown Manhattan. And every morning, from inside his cart he sells coffee and donuts to a city he cannot call his own. He is the worker found on every street corner in every city. He is a man who wonders if he will ever escape his fate. Written by Anonymous

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A haunting film that captures loneliness

Watching a movie without a real plot can be difficult for me sometimes, but not with "Man Push Cart". I think this film is an art. It gives us a chance to look closer into a life of a seller on the street, to absorb his experience, and feel his deep loneliness.

I don't know how the director did it, but these small details of a man's life: daily conversations with customers, pulling a heavy cart alone on the street of a big city, taking a kitten home and trying to keep her in a little box, etc. can communicate so much. Ahmad's deeply sad eyes and humble personality make me feel sorry for him, especially when you see him broken-heart because of love and friendship found and lost. The character is so real. I feel like I get a chance to know him. This movie doesn't have much of a plot but it does have a point and can inspire good things in the viewer. Some thoughts stay with me after the movie was over. Small greeting or simple kindness, even from strangers, can mean so much to a person. There are people living around us who have much more difficult life and if we can look a little closer and care a little more, this world can be a better place.

After seeing Ahmad pushing his cart and living his life, I feel that the difficulty in my life is trivial comparing to many people on earth. After I finish watching the movie, I went back to my work without complaining how boring or tiring it was.


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