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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 ...
Ahmad's son
Mustafa Razvi ...
Pakistani Driver
Altaf Houssein ...
Altaf
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Final Customer
Abdelrahma Abdelaziz ...
Friend at Bar
Ronak Ricky Patel ...
Newstand Worker
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Club Worker
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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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an independent triumph
8 October 2006 | by (london uk) – See all my reviews

Reaching out with meaning far beyond its melancholy central story, this is an excellent film. It is, in simple terms, the tale of Ahmed, former rock star from Pakistan who finds himself, by way of domestic misfortune, pushing his coffee-and-donuts cart through the streets of NYC to make a living. Opportunities to escape his lonely lot come his way. Will he/won't he take them? But it's more than that: it's a story of the gulf between rich and poor; of the sensitive and the brutish; the pecking order of immigrants in the so-called Melting Pot; and of course the position in particular of Muslim immigrants post 9/11. In the end, Ahmed's cart becomes a symbol of the burdens that we give ourselves, that we don't know how to let go of, even when the chance comes to do so. It's beautifully photographed, superbly acted. A true independent.


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