“Ramin Bahrani is the director of the decade.” — Roger Ebert
An old man flags a cab and asks for a one-way ride to his death. The driver reluctantly agrees — but can he talk the man out of it? Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart) mixes up a fascinating, timely story of the new American South in this award-winning drama that is testament to the depth of the human spirit and the power of free will.
What led him to make the film: “A real Senegalese cab driver … [and] an elderly man standing by the side of the road, totally alone, outside of an ‘assisted living’ home that I would pass every day for months.”
Bahrani was the recipient of the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards' Someone To Watch prize. His advice for aspiring filmmakers: “Read a lot, and work as many odd jobs outside of the film industry as possible.” More>>