Ramin Bahrani
USA 2008
91 min

Souléymane Solo, a 34 year-old Senegalese taxi driver in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is hired by William, a stoic 70-year-old, to drive him in two weeks time to Blowing Rock, the peak of a jagged mountain. Solo comes to understand William's plan, and makes one of his own - to befriend the stubborn old man. Solo decides to charm his way into William's life by becoming his driver, and this odd couple begin an unexpected friendship as Solo hopes to change William's mind before the two weeks are up. He takes him on his taxi rides; they visit bars, play pool, and flirt with barmaids. But nevertheless, in the end Solo has to drive William to the mountaintop. There on Blowing Rock, high above the brilliant autumn colors, where the wind is powerful enough to blow a man up into the sky, the drama reaches its climax.

  • Souléymane Sy Savané - Solo
  • Red West - William
  • Diana Franco Galindo - Alex
  • Carmen Leyva - Quiera
  • Lane «Roc» Williams - Roc
  • Mamadou Lam - Mamadou
  • Ramin Bahrani
  • Bahareh Azimi
  • Michael Simmonds
  • Tom Efinger
  • Ramin Bahrani
  • M. Lo
  • Chad Keith
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35 mm
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