Man Push Cart
|Man Push Cart|
|Directed by||Ramin Bahrani|
|Produced by||Ramin Bahrani|
|Written by||Ramin Bahrani|
Charles Daniel Sandoval
|Music by||Atif Aslam|
|Distributed by||Koch-Lorber Films (North America)|
|Running time||87 minutes|
Man Push Cart is a 2005 American independent film by Ramin Bahrani that tells the story of a former Pakistani rock star who sells coffee and bagels from his pushcart on the streets of Manhattan.
Early every morning, Ahmad (Ahmad Razvi), a Pakistani immigrant, struggles to drag his heavy cart along the streets of New York to his corner in midtown Manhattan, where he sells coffee and bagels. He encounters a wealthy Pakistani businessman who offers him some work and financial assistance—promising also to introduce him to the NY music scene. He also spends time with a young Spanish woman who works in a nearby newspaper and magazine kiosk. He is haunted by the death of his wife and is unable to spend time with his son. Just as it appears that he is making some progress improving his life, an event occurs that pushes him back down again.
The film had its world premiere at the 2005 Venice Film Festival. It entered the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and won the Fipresci Critic's Award at the London Film Festival. It was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards and was on Roger Ebert's list of the top 10 movies of 2006.
- MAN PUSH CART OFFICIAL WEBSITE
- Man Push Cart at the Internet Movie Database
- Man Push Cart at allmovie
- A Hollywood Beginning, Nirali Magazine, October 2006
- Asian-American film: Defying assumptions Dennis Lim, The New York Times, 27 April 2006
- Roger Ebert Review 4 stars, 20 October 2006
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