Ramin Bahrani
USA, Iran 2005
87 min

Man Push Cart tells the story of Ahmad, a former Pakistani rock singer who ekes out a living selling coffee and donuts to morning commuters from his push cart in Midtown Manhattan. Ahmad supplements his income by selling bootleg porn DVDs, carefully saving his money to afford a place where he might be able to live with his estranged young son. It is a harsh, often humiliating life, but Ahmad carries on with a stoic dignity and sensitivity, seemingly determined to find his way. Then the dull routine of his life is brightened by two developments: the arrival of a young Spanish woman working down the street in a newspaper kiosk; and an offer of assistance from a wealthy fellow Pakistani, who remembers Ahmad's former life as a rock star. «Ramin Bahrani's subtly resonant character portrait Man Push Cart applies a rapt focus to its protagonist's daily routine. By the end of the film, the repeated images of man pushing cart have not only become totemic but merged into an infinite loop, a visually eloquent summation of the stoic hero's existential plight.» (Dennis Lim)

  • Ahmad Razvi
  • Leticia Dolera
  • Charles Daniel Sandoval
  • Ali Reza
  • Ramin Bahrani
  • Michael Simmonds
  • Christof Gebert
  • Ramin Bahrani
  • Peyman Yazdanian
  • Charles Dafler
  • Elena Kouvaros
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35 mm
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