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NO TÁXI DO JACK
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No táxi do Jack

Jack's Ride
Susana Nobre
Portugal 2021
70 min
OV w/ EN subtitles
V'21

There’s nothing extraordinary about Joaquim’s story at first glance, there are others like him across Portugal, men in their early sixties for whom jobs no longer exist, forced to visit company after company without vacancies to get their unemployment benefit. But Joaquim is no ordinary man, his quiff is immaculate, his dress sense inspired by Elvis, his kindness a given, the sign in his car says elegance, and it’s not wrong. The motionless factories, emptied-out industrial sites, and verdant landscapes he passes by on his travels glow in the sunshine and on the 16mm film stock used to capture them, a present that continually calls the past to mind. Joaquim’s recollections do exactly the same, whether in voiceover or when brought to dramatic life, although the setting they conjure up is a different one: his time as a limousine driver in New York City in the 1970s, life as an immigrant, another precarious employment situation, some things don’t change.
This gentle road movie takes an ever-winding path, back and forth, here to there, mapping Portugal onto Manhattan, or was it the other way around? (James Lattimer)

Susana Nobre: O QUE PODE UM ROSTO (2003), ESTADOS DA MATÉRIA (2006, K), BOYS & GIRLS (2006, K), LISBOA- PROVINCIA (2006, K), VIDA ACTIVA (2014), PROVAS, EXORCISMOS (2015, K), NO TRILHO DOS NATURALISTAS: VIAGENS PHILOSOPHICAS (2016), TEMPO COMUM (2018)

Credits
  • Armindo Martins Rato
  • Maria Carvalho
  • Joaquim Veríssimo
  • Susana Nobre
  • Paulo Menezes
  • João Gazua
  • Hugo Leitão
  • João Rosas
  • Susana Nobre
Terratreme Filmes

Terratreme Filmes

DCP
Farbe
Mon 25 Oct
13:30
Metro, Historischer Saal
OV w/ EN subtitles
iCal
Wed 27 Oct
18:30
Filmmuseum
OV w/ EN subtitles
iCal
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