Taxi Blues

Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.

It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

Verified Purchase. It is too bad this film doesn't get better treatment than on video. It was one of the first films to emerge from post-Soviet Russia, capturing the waning days of the former empire in the strange relationship between a taxi driver and a jazz musician, who becomes an indentured servent to pay off his fare after a long night out on the town.

While the film mostly deals with the characters in human terms, you can't help but draw allusions to the collapsing Soviet Union and a forlorn Moscow, which no longer believes in tears.

Lyosha is a saxophonist who has seen better days, and now finds himself mostly serving as the amusement for others.

Shlykov is a crusty taxi driver, who seems drawn from the pages of Bulgakov. Just as things can't seem to get any worse in this darkly comic relationship, Lyosha finds himself playing a studio session with Hal Singer, an important if somewhat unknown American jazz musician.

While Lyosha's fortunes turn for the better, as he follows Singer back to America, Shlykov finds himself still driving the same dead-end streets when he sees a sign advertising Lyosha's triumphant return to Moscow. The movie takes a very quixotic turn at this point, but ultimately is a very satisfying film. Pavel Lounguine's "Taxi Blues" personifies the painful transition of Russia from communism to whatever it is they have ended up having over there in two men who have one of those chance meetings that changes one of them forever.

Pyotr Zajchenko as Shchlikov represents the old Russia: he is hard working, rather dour and brutish, and misses communism. While driving his taxi cab one night he meets Liocha Pyotr Mamonov , symbolizing the new Russia: he is at least irresponsible if not insane, an alcoholic, and a musician obviously influence by the decadent West.

Their "friendship" forces Shchlikov to reassess his entire life. Even if you do not read "Taxi Blues" as an allegory, it is a compelling tale of a man forced to face brutal truths. Certainly a depressing film, but the emotions are justified because nobody every promised life would be fair.

Yes, I agree that this movie is rather depressing, but still has some merits. Americans would especially dislike its level of Over Realism. In a very strange way it trys to be Patriotic to the old Soviet culture, as it conflicts with Post-Soviet western ideals. The Mandalorian: Season 1. Orphan Black: Season 5. Watchmen: Season 1. Certified Fresh Pick. View All.

Fall TV Movies Leaving Netflix at the End of September Log in with Facebook. Email address. Log In. First Name. Last Name. By signing up, you agree to receiving newsletters from Rotten Tomatoes.

You may later unsubscribe. Create your account Already have an account? Email Address. Real Quick. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. Cancel Resend Email. Taksi-Blyuz Taxi Blues Add Article. Taxi Blues Critics Consensus No consensus yet. See score details. Submit review Want to see. Super Reviewer. Rate this movie Oof, that was Rotten.

What did you think of the movie? Step 2 of 2 How did you buy your ticket? Let's get your review verified. Language English. All languages. English Russian Norwegian 2. More languages. Italian 1. See what travelers are saying:. Selected filters. Updating list Reviewed June 18, via mobile Friendly Local. Date of visit: June Reviewed February 25, via mobile Superb Service.

Date of visit: February Jim H. Reviewed October 25, Delicious Cuisine. Date of visit: October Reviewed June 13, Fantastic Cafe. Date of visit: May Reviewed May 7, Fantastic Food and Service. Reviewed October 20, via mobile Excellent restaurant. Reviewed April 2, via mobile Good diner. Date of visit: April Reviewed October 14, Very friendly restaurant and bar. Reviewed September 2, via mobile Great steak.

Date of visit: September Reviewed March 12, via mobile Nice place. Certainly a depressing film, but the emotions are justified because nobody every promised life would be fair. Yes, I agree that this movie is rather depressing, but still has some merits.

Americans would especially dislike its level of Over Realism. In a very strange way it trys to be Patriotic to the old Soviet culture, as it conflicts with Post-Soviet western ideals.

At many times the conflicts become rather humourous and insightful. The attempt to portray Americans in this movie totally falls apart with the fake stereotype accents and personalities, but again it adds humour to see how others view us. I think it would be difficult to understand this movie if you have not studied Fine Art or Literature.

It follows the Classical Romantic lines of 2 desperate characters, lost in a world of innocence, while everything falls apart around them. Despite the realism, they are not able to see the reality of their own existence, and in turn become frustrated by it. One of my favorite all-time films. Great actors, compelling, stylish, excellent use of symbolism.

I disagree with most reviewers, this movie isn't about politics, Russia, etc at all. The movie is about the Artist and the Layman, about materialism and spirituality, about creatures who crawl and creatures who fly, about the weak sensitive soul and the strong but dull soul. These two intersect, influence each other and form a paradoxial partnership.

The two main characters go through a degree transformation and go back. I think it's one of the most amazing works of the Russian cinama in the 90's. Petr Mamonov, a true musician, is playing himself and his performance is stellar. It opened me new world of sax. The power of music and psichological drama. It was shock

Nov 01,  · TAKSI BLUZ U bioskopima od januara godine Žanr: Romantična komedija Trajanje: 95min Produkcijska kuća: Viktorija Film; Klan Production; Producent: Mark.

8 Replies to “Taxi Blues”

  1. Oct 17,  · Directed by Pavel Lungin. With Pyotr Mamonov, Pyotr Zaychenko, Vladimir Kashpur, Natalya Kolyakanova. A comedic love/hate relationship develops between a dour taxi driver and a hapless aspiring musician after the latter stiffs his cab fare/10(K).
  2. Sep 07,  · In "Taxi Blues," Ivan (Pyotr Zaychenko), a burly cab driver in Moscow, has to deal with the usual nuisances his profession has to face the world over like drunk passengers and being stiffed for 80%.
  3. Apr 18,  · Directed by Oren Schmuckler. With Udo Kroschwald, Nike Fuhrmann, Dominic Boeer, Mathias Junge. Timmermann and Stine find a cab in a field, way off the road, inside of which is the fatally shot of the driver, Alexandra Preuss. She was shot from snide, by a vanished passenger. She recently left husband Thomas, who remains in denial, in favor of fireman /10(5).
  4. Pavel Lounguine's "Taxi Blues" personifies the painful transition of Russia from communism to whatever it is they have ended up having over there in two men who have one of those chance meetings that changes one of them forever/5(7).
  5. Taxi Blues by A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or adtaralearniga.guabnetdmembrebeddatiridmezarpoxi.co Rating: % positive.
  6. TAXI BLUES BURGER. Gustă cele mai gustoase burgere la alegere vită sau pui, Acum și la livrare! de la 39,99 Lei. ALEGE. Meniu Caucazian. Legume la grătar 1// Roșii, vinete, ciuperci, ardei, morcovi.
  7. Taxi blues - Simpatičnog taksista očekuje noć za pamćenje - Pogledajte video i opis za film Taxi blues (Taksi bluz).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *