Taxi Blues*

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Taxi Blues*

  • 1990 ----- color ----- 110 min ----- vhs
  • (Written and directed by Pavel Lounguine; with Piotr Mamonov, Piotr Zaitchenko, Natalia Koliakanova, Vladimir Kachpour) Pavel Lounguine's first feature is a critique of contemporary Soviet society, captured through the bleak and paternalistic relationship of a hard-drinking, fascist, anti-Semitic taxi driver and a dependent, alcoholic Jewish saxophonist. Captures a Russia populated with boozers, punks, hustlers and black marketeers--an unforgettable vision of a society at war with itself and coming apart at the seams. [Donated by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature] (In Russian with English subtitles) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (History: Russian, East European and Central Asian, Motion Pictures: Features, Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literature)