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10 May 2006 (France) See more »
A night in the life of a former Pakistani rock star who now sells coffee from his push cart on the streets of Manhattan. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ahmad Razvi ... Ahmad

Leticia Dolera ... Noemi

Charles Daniel Sandoval ... Mohammad

Ali Reza ... Manish
Farooq 'Duke' Muhammad ... Duke
Panicker Upendran ... Noori (as Upendran K. Panicker)
Arun Lal ... Father-in-Law
Razia Mujahid ... Mother-in-Law
Hassan Razvi ... Ahmad's son
Mustafa Razvi ... Pakistani Driver
Altaf Houssein ... Altaf

Bill Lewis ... Final Customer
Abdelrahma Abdelaziz ... Friend at Bar
Ronak Ricky Patel ... Newstand Worker
Shaana Diya ... Club Worker
Bhavna Toor ... Ahmad's Wife
Adrian Quezada ... Ahmad's Baby
Atif Muhammad Mirza ... Atif the Stab Victim

Rao Rampilla ... Veterinarian (as R.N. Rao)
Issam Abdelkader ... Push Cart Garage Owner
Qamar Bukhari ... Guy in Karaoke

Asim Mujahid ... Guy in Karaoke

Mousa Kraish ... Guy in Karaoke
Mariam Sologashvili ... Customer

Thomas Russo ... Customer

Marc Bonnée ... Customer (as Marcus Bonnée)
Paul Ross ... Customer
Darryl Meadows ... Customer

Linda K. Alexis ... Customer
Damita Spencer ... Customer
Katherine Boyle ... Customer
David Boyle ... Customer
Edward Harper ... Customer
Ana Brzova ... Girl Outside Club
Katharyn Yew ... Karaoke Waitress
Cynthia Martín ... Girl in Limo
Sybil Prince ... Girl in Limo
Nicholas Elliott ... Falafel Customer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bandar Albuliwi ... Street Pedestrian
Afroz Hafeez ... Customer
Jesus A. Del Rosario Jr. ... P.O. Bentley (uncredited)

Kal Parekh ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Ramin Bahrani 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ramin Bahrani 

Produced by
Ramin Bahrani .... producer
Brian Bell .... co-producer
Bedford T. Bentley .... producer (as Bradford T. Bentley III)
Scott Booth .... executive producer
Tom Donahue .... co-producer
Pradip Ghosh .... producer
Anura Idupuganti .... co-producer
Vinay Jayaram .... executive producer
Sanjay Motwani .... executive producer
Lisa Muskat .... executive producer
Steve Sabba .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peyman Yazdanian 
Cinematography by
Michael Simmonds (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ramin Bahrani 
Art Direction by
Charles Dafler 
Costume Design by
Elena Kouvaros 
Production Management
Nicholas Frayn .... production manager
John Freund .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicholas Elliott .... assistant director
Sound Department
Greg Bittar .... sound assistant
David Crabb .... additional foley editor
Tom Efinger .... re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Christof Gebert .... production sound mixer
Christof Gebert .... sound mixer
John Moros .... assistant sound editor
Abigail Savage .... sound designer
Nicholas Schenck .... adr editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Higgins .... still photographer
Mark Koenig .... key gaffer
Katharina Rohrer .... assistant camera (as Kat Rohrer)
Katharina Rohrer .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Kimberly Hope .... casting associate (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Ed Beyer .... film timer
Christina Kelly .... assistant editor
Mike Maguire .... color corrector: high definition
John Rehberger .... on-line editor: high definition
Benjamin Stark .... assistant editor
Jane Tolmachyov .... color timer
John Wu .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Dual .... composer: additional original music
Sandra Trujillo .... music supervisor
Other crew
Hooman Bahrani .... manager: Noruz Films
David Frisco .... title designer
Aden Hakimi .... production assistant
Jesse Lehrhoff .... production assistant
Matt Luxenberg .... account executive: DuArt
Joe Monge .... vice president of video operations: DuArt
Sybil Prince .... intern
Himkar Tak .... intern
Aravind Adiga .... special thanks
Bahareh Azimi .... special thanks
Patrick Haischer .... thanks

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USA:87 min
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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
A haunting film that captures loneliness, 9 September 2007

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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