The Purple Taxi

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The Purple Taxi
The Purple Taxi FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Yves Boisset
Produced by Catherine Winter
Based on Un taxi mauve by Michel Déon
Starring Charlotte Rampling
Music by Philippe Sarde
Cinematography Tonino Delli Colli
Edited by Albert Jurgenson
Distributed by ParaFrance Films
Release date
May 21, 1977
Running time
120 minutes
Country France
Language French

The Purple Taxi (French: Un taxi mauve) is a 1977 French-Irish-Italian film directed by Yves Boisset, based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Michel Déon. It was entered into the 1977 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


The film is about a group of emotionally troubled expatriates living in a self-imposed exile in a small village (Eyeries) in Ireland. The cast includes Peter Ustinov, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Noiret, Edward Albert and, somewhat eccentrically cast as a small-town Irish physician, Fred Astaire.

Film score[edit]

The film's score was performed by The Chieftains.[2]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Purple Taxi". Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  2. ^ New York Times review

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