Goodbye Solo

Goodbye Solo

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Goodbye Solo

A Senegalese taxi driver living in Winston-Salem, NC, makes the decision to befriend a depressive passenger with a tragic plan in director Ramin Bahrani's deeply humanistic drama. Solo (Souléymane Sy Savané) is a cab driver who believes that everyone should be engaged and concerned with one another, and thus lacks the self-conscious view of relationships so prevalent in North American society. When a 70-year-old passenger named William (Red West) hails Solo's cab and he books him for another ride in two weeks during the course of the ride, it quickly becomes apparent during their negotiation that the man isn't planning to return from his impending trip. Troubled at the thought of what his passenger has planned, Solo does his best to strike up a friendship and convince William to reconsider. But William harbors a pain more deep-rooted than Solo first senses, displaying a visible desire for privacy that immediately puts him at odds with the genuinely concerned cab driver.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2009
UPC: 0031398112105
Original Release: 2008
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 4,905

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commetary with director Ramin Bahrani and cinematographer Michael Simmonds; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Souleymane Sy Savane Solo
Red West William
Diana Franco Galindo Alex
Carmen Levya Quiera
Lane "Roc" Williams Roc
Mamadou Mamadou

Technical Credits
Ramin Bahrani Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Bahareh Azimi Screenwriter
Brian Denive Executive Producer
Brian Devine Executive Producer
Brooke Devine Executive Producer
Tom Efinger Sound/Sound Designer
Sally Jo Fifer Executive Producer
Chad Keith Production Designer
M.L.O. Score Composer
Jason Orans Producer
Michael Simmonds Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Goodbye Solo
1. Laughing [8:04]
2. Cab 7 [11:13]
3. Wake up [9:18]
4. Blowing Rock [10:55]
5. Yo, William [6:44]
6. My Taxi [10:30]
7. The Letter [3:41]
8. How is She [7:00]
9. What do You Want? [8:09]
10. A Favor [3:07]
11. Come on [6:40]
12. Textbook [5:27]

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Goodbye Solo 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DCCritic More than 1 year ago
This is one of those films that teases you with all the Indy awards to its credit. You watch it thinking it will get better or make some kind of statement. Then it ends and you can't believe you just wasted the time. It is completely predictable from the first scene, the characters are all plastic zeros, and the dialog evidences nothing more than a grade school education. Throughout the film you are always wanting something more...something that never happens. Watching this film is a totally vacuous experience. The only redeeming quality of this film is some very beautiful mountain/Fall scenery around Boone in Western North Carolina. If you're hellbent on killing some brain cells, I'd recommend vodka over this least you'd come away with a buzz.