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Taxi Lisboa

Taxi Lisboa

Lisboa, Lisbona, Lisbon, Lisbonne, Lissabon - so many and even more names for the idea of a city which once ruled over a world empire. But time stood still there in the "Saudade", the Fado and infinite memory. People fill that poetic space of what is almost forgotten. At the forefront is Augusto Macedo, the nigh one-hundred-year-old taxi-driver, who still drives his 70-year-old taxi through the narrow streets of Lisbon and meets up with some really remarkable characters: people of all nations who have settled here to survive, and somehow all have something to do with each other. He sees them, he dreams about them, he drives them, knows them: Wajsberg, the Jew deported from Prague during the war when he was still a child; Josefina, the nuisance of a tourist guide; Eduardo, the daydreamer shoeshine boy from the slums; Ana-Teresa, the nostalgic, beautiful girl; Thorsten, the Siberian juggler; and many, many more. Macedo, whose car is his companion and his radio his very best friend, lives through the stories of his city like the momentary eternity of his life.
Category Feature
Director Wolf Gaudlitz
Screenplay Wolf Gaudlitz
Cinematography Claus Langer, Rodger Hinrichs
André Bendocchi-Alves
Gert Wilden
Cast Augusto Macedo, Antonio Torchiaro, Josefina Lind, Leonare Mau, Ana-Teresa Sousa, Gerard Samaan
Producer Wolf Gaudlitz
Production Company Solo Film Verleih/Munich, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk, SR
Length 86 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 Portuguese/French/Italian
Subtitled Versions German, Italian
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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