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Goodbye Solo

Goodbye Solo
  • 2008
  • US
  • 91 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ramin Bahrani
  • Written by: Bahareh Azimi, Ramin Bahrani
  • Cast: Red West, Souleymane Sy Savane

Bahrani continues with his highly successful less-is-more approach to filmmaking, using authentic locations and non-professional actors to portray and comment on the lives of those on the margins of American society. His latest effort is an evocative and eventually transcendent depiction of a relationship between an elderly white Southerner (West) and a Senegalese taxi driver (Souleymane).

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Goodbye Solo

21 Oct 20094 stars

Culture clashing in Queens

Shooting on authentic locations and working with non-professional actors, writer-director Ramin Bahrani makes films about those surviving on the margins of American society. In his debut feature Man Push Cart his protagonist was a Pakistani street…

Profile: Ramin Bahrani

16 Oct 2009

The film-making son of Iranian immigrants

Name Ramin Bahrani Born 20 March 1975, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Background The son of Iranian immigrants to America, Bahrani grew up in North Carolina and studied film at Columbia University in New York, where he made several short films.

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