TAXI BLUES

A film by Pavel Lounguine

Cast : Piotr Mamonov, Piotr Zaitchenko

1990 / drama / France, Russie / original title : TAKSI BLYUZ / 110’ / Color / status : completed / Russian / long feature-film / French catalog

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, very irresponsible. When Alexi stiffs Ivan for the fare, Ivan tracks him down and a love/hate relationship ensues.
“Taxi Blues is a true social satire. Its wit is both revealing and wounding.” Rolling Stone