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Taxi Blues (1990)

Taksi-blyuz (original title)
A comedic love/hate relationship develops between a dour taxi driver and a hapless aspiring musician after the latter stiffs his cab fare.

Director:

Pavel Lungin

Writer:

Pavel Lungin
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pyotr Mamonov ... Lyosha
Pyotr Zaychenko ... Shlykov
Vladimir Kashpur ... Old Nechiporenko
Natalya Kolyakanova ... Christina
Hal Singer Hal Singer ... Self
Elena Safonova ... Nina, Liocha's Wife
Sergey Gazarov ... Administrator
Evgeniy Gerchakov ... Bald Musician in the Taxi
Dmitri Prigov Dmitri Prigov ... Writer Typing in the Train
Igor Zolotovitskiy ... Petyunchik
Valeri Khlevinsky ... Fat Kolya
Yelena Stepanova ... Smart Young Girl
Vladimir Sterzhakov Vladimir Sterzhakov ... Musician in the Taxi
Konstantin Afonsky Konstantin Afonsky ... Long-Haired Mechanic
Aleksandr Buyanov Aleksandr Buyanov ... Passenger with Newspaper
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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, a new Russian, a musician, an alcoholic, irresponsible. Alexi stiffs Ivan for the fare, so Ivan tracks him down and a love-hate relationship ensues. When Alexi lets the bath water run over in Ivan's flat and Ivan must pay 500 rubles for repairs, he tries to force Alexi into day labor to repay him. It's hopeless. Then, suddenly, Alexi is discovered, goes on a jazz tour of America, becomes a celebrity, and returns in triumph. Ivan longs to renew the friendship, and it looks as if he may get what he wants. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Official submission of Soviet Union for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 63th Academy Awards in 1991. See more »

Goofs

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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The film about two men, about soviet union - they need energy, about new oxygen to survive...
28 October 2009 | by pozdeevairinaSee all my reviews

This film is more deeper thats you can imagine. This film is about 2 Russian souls, two tragical souls in the 1980xx( at the end of soviet union). This men are the parallel to the soviet - both are tragical, needs new oxygen, new energy to survive!

I think that only Russians can understand that cinema, its very hard to see this film, if you are not living in Russia. Unreal playing by actors, amazing Vladimir Cherkasin soundtracks

If you like this film, you can see all the films with Petr Mamonov or films by Pavel Lungin.

I think that this film is more than 10/10


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Country:

Soviet Union | France

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

18 January 1991 (USA) See more »

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$2,792
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1.66 : 1
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