VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

GOODBYE SOLO

V' 08

GOODBYE SOLO

Ramin Bahrani
USA, 2008
Fiction, 91min, OF

GOODBYE SOLO

Ramin Bahrani
USA, 2008
Fiction, 91min, OF

Cast: 
Souléymane Sy Savané
Solo
Red West
William
Diana Franco Galindo
Alex
Carmen Leyva
Quiera
Lane «Roc» Williams
Roc
Mamadou Lam
Mamadou
Screenplay: 
Ramin Bahrani
Bahareh Azimi
Sound: 
Tom Efinger
Camera: 
Michael Simmonds
Editor: 
Ramin Bahrani
Composer: 
M. Lo
Decoration: 
Chad Keith

Production: 
Gigantic Pictures 59 Franklin St. Ground Floor New York, NY 10013, USA T 212 925 5075 info@giganticpictures.com
World Sales: 
Memento Films 6 cité Paradis 75010 Paris, Frankreich T 1 5334 9027 sales@memento-films.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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.