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LONG Métrage | 2008
Goodbye Solo
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Durée : 91 minutes
Type : fiction


Solo, chauffeur de taxi sénégalais à Winston-Salem (Caroline du Nord, USA), est réquisitionné par William, 70 ans, blanc du Sud, pour le conduire au sommet d’une montagne.


Solo, a Senegalese taxi driver in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is hired by William, a tough, 70-year-old, white Southerner, to drive him in two weeks time to a nearby mountaintop. Solo soon comes to understand William’s plan, and makes one of his own – to befriend the stubborn old man and hopefully change his mind. Solo starts bringing the reluctant William along on taxi rides. They visit bars, play pool and flirt with women. Solo even introduces William to his smart and independent nineyear-old stepdaughter, with whom William forms an immediate bond. He also meets Solo’s strong-willed, and very pregnant, Mexican wife Quiera, who is discouraging of Solo‘s dream of becoming a flight attendant. Following a particularly heated argument with Quiera, Solo moves into William’s motel room. Though William tries to keep him at arm‘s length, Solo eventually wears down his defenses and becomes convinced that he has succeeded in saving the old man. But William has secrets of his own…

DIRECTOR: Ramin Bahrani
USA / 2008 / 35mm / Color / 91 min / English, French, Wolof, Spanish

PRODUCERS: Jason Orans and Ramin Bahrani
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Gigantic Pictures (New York)
SCREENPLAY: Bahareh Azimi and Ramin Bahrani
DOP: Michael Simmonds
CAST: Souléymane Sy Savané, Red West, Diana Franco Galindo, Carmen Leyva, Lane « Roc » Williams and Mamadou Lam

INTERNATIONAL SALES: Memento Films International (Paris)

DVD Release Date: August 25, 2009
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating: R (Restricted)
Studio: Lionsgate
Run Time: 91 minutes
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