Taxi Blues

Taxi Blues (, translit.Taksi-Blyuz) is a 1990 Soviet drama film directed by Pavel Lungin. It was entered into the 1990 Cannes Film Festival where Lungin won the award for Best Director. The film was selected as the Soviet entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 63rd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.


Shlykov, a hard-working taxi driver and Lyosha, a saxophonist, develop a bizarre love-hate relationship, and despite their prejudices, realize they aren't so different after all.

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    contentLocation Soviet Union
    director Pavel Lungin
    editor Elisabeth Guido
    genre drama
    keywords taxi driver
    musicBy Vladimir Chekasin
    producer Aleksandr Golutva Mark Gekht Pierre Rival