Taxi Blues

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Taxi Blues
Taxi Blues FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Pavel Lungin
Produced by Mark Gekht
Aleksandr Golutva
Pierre Rival
Written by Pavel Lungin
Starring Pyotr Mamonov
Pyotr Zaychenko
Vladimir Kashpur, Natalya Kolyakanova
Cinematography Denis Yevstigneyev
Edited by Elisabeth Guido
Release date
  • 7 September 1990 (1990-09-07)
Running time
110 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Taxi Blues (Russian: Такси-блюз, 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.[1] 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.[2]


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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  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Taxi Blues". Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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