World Taxi

a film by Philipp Majer

World Taxi

2019 | 82:00 min

Formal Categories

Human Interest Society Economy Travel

Content Categories

Documentary
Theatrical Release June, 2020
Synopsis
This film features five charismatic taxi drivers and their passengers from five different cities: Bangkok, Pristina, Dakar, El Paso and Berlin. For 24 hours, we follow them through their city, their daily routine, their private life, listening to their thoughts. A parallel montage of the different time zones, based on Central European Time, creates a feeling of simultaneity. The taxi rides, the opening and closing of the doors set the pace, link the protagonists together, show the differences and similarities and are at the same time an allegory for the endless opportunities hiding behind every door. A bit like “Night on Earth” – but in the form of a documentary.
Festivals/Awards
2019
Best Documentary – Texas International Film Festival
2020
Max Ophüls Filmpreis — Official Selection
Wales International Documentary Festival — Official Selection
Best Documentary – IFFC International Filmfestival Cologne
Cast and Crew
  • Director Philipp Majer
Original Languages

Wolof

Thai

Albanian

Spanish

German

English

French

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