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|Gena Rowlands||Victoria Snelling|
|Armin Mueller-Stahl||Helmut Grokenberger|
|Béatrice Dalle||Blind Woman|
|Lisanne Falk||Rock Manager|
|Alan Randolph Scott||1st Rock Musician|
|Romolo di Biasi||Angry Driver|
|Sakari Kuosmanen||2nd Man|
|Antonino Ragusa||2nd Transvestite|
|Tomi Salmela||3rd Man|
|Anthony Portillo||2nd Rock Musician|
|Richard Boes||1st Cab Driver|
|Isaach de Bankolé||Paris Driver|
|Pascal Nzonzi||1st Passenger|
|Emile Abossolo-M'Bo||2nd Passenger|
|Stephane Boucher||Man in Accident|
|Noel Kaufmann||Man on Motorcycle|
|Gianni Schettino||1st Transvestite|
|Donatella Servadio||Voice Only|
|Kari Vaananeen||Man #1|
|Eija Vilpas||Voice Only|
|Jaakko Talaskivi||1st Factory Worker|
|Klaus Heydemann||2nd Factory Worker|
|Jim Jarmusch||Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Madga Bava||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Claire Fraisse||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Barbara Gordon||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Jim Stark||Executive Producer|
|Demetra J. Macbride||Co-producer|
|Johan Le Tenoux||Set Decoration/Design|
|Tom Waits||Score Composer, Songwriter|
|Alexandra Welker||Costumes/Costume Designer|
Posted October 1, 2010
I came across this movie while flipping through the movie channels and hearing Finnish spoken--that's what first peaked my curiosity. I got a VCR copy and thought I'd only watch the last segment that takes place in Finland, spoken in Finn, with subtitles. (I thought I could pick up some useful phrases for my next family reunion.) Instead, I started watching the movie from the beginning. It is thoughtful, sad, and hilarious.
The action takes place in five taxies around the world. It starts in LA with Winona Ryder as the cab driver which I found very interesting. If you've ever been in a cab these stories nail that strangely immediate intimate relationship that can develop between the cab driver and you in a few miles.
If you watch only one segment watch the Italian segment with Roberto Benini--I am basically a prude but I laughed so hard I fell off my couch. This segment alone is worth the price of the movie.
This movie stays with you a while. As I said--strangely compelling.
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