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Taxi, An Encounter
Taxi An Encounter
Actors: Diego Peretti, Miguel Guerberof, Josefina Viton, Pochi Ducasse, Pablo Brichta
Director: Gabriela David
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2006     1hr 30min

Gato (Diego Peretti) is a thief. One night while driving a stolen taxi in the streets of Buenos Aires he finds a young girl, a survivor of a violent incident. In a nighttime urban setting, TAXI, AN ENCOUNTER tells an intim...  more »

     
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Actors: Diego Peretti, Miguel Guerberof, Josefina Viton, Pochi Ducasse, Pablo Brichta
Director: Gabriela David
Creators: Miguel Abal, Gabriela David, Enrique Angeleri, Julia Iranzi, Marcelo Altmark
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Strand Releasing
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/28/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

This award winning Argentine film is a fortunate encounter
Penumbra | Atlanta, GA USA | 05/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This excellent little film from Argentina deserves to be better known. It's a simple story that unfolds in a compelling way.

Gato (Diego Peretti) is a car thief. He has a deal with a local chop shop to deliver stolen cars. His preference is taxicabs. Not content with merely stealing the car, Gato also works the taxi.

As he drives around Buenos Aires at night picking up fares you get the feeling that he's dreaming of a different life. A life where he makes an honest living doing something he enjoys - driving around the city when it's dark and quiet, meeting a variety of people. As he explains later, more than anything else he wants to talk with people and exchange ideas. At night, in the taxi you meet people; sometime they're not what they seem to be. You're with them for a while and that's it - you never see them again.

He's feeling pretty lucky until he picks up a very nervous young girl (Josefina Viton). She starts to give him directions, and then slumps over on the seat. He discovers she has been shot. His first instinct is to abandon the girl and the car, but he finds he just can't leave her to die alone. He also can't drive her to a hospital - there would be too many uncomfortable and dangerous questions.

Peretti gives a magnetic performance. True, the hero is an armed robber. Yet it's hard not to feel empathy for Gato as he recounts the details of that night.

Written, directed and produced by Gabriela David. Great night scenes of Buenos Aires from cinematographer, Miguel Abal. Nice score by composer, Mariano Nuñez West.

Special features include a photo gallery and trailer. In Spanish with optional English subtitles.

Highly recommended!"