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Taxi, An Encounter (2001)

Cast: Diego Peretti, Diego Peretti, Josefina Viton, more...
Director: Gabriela David, Gabriela David
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Studio: Strand Home Video
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Latin America
Running Time: 90 min.
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English
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A professional thief has to decide if doing the right thing for a stranger is worth the possibility of a long prison sentence in this comedy-drama from Argentina. While most car thieves are eager to get rid of their evidence as quickly as possible, Esteban (Diego Peretti) is different -- he steals automobiles for a fence who then breaks down the vehicles and sells the parts, but he has a weakness for swiping taxicabs, and before turning them over to his partners, he likes to pick up a fare or two and talk with the passengers. One day, Esteban rips off another cab and picks up Laura (Josefina Viton), who needs a ride. However, Esteban soon finds out he hasn't picked up a typical customer -- Laura has just been shot and needs to go to a hospital. While Esteban is sympathetic, he knows taking her to a hospital will lead to questions from the police that could land him in jail. Will Esteban help a stranger in need, or look out for his own affairs instead? ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

a pleasantly slow ride by Garlynn March 22, 2006 - 12:08 PM PST
Though it doesn't have consistent flow throughout, this movie delivers what turns out to be almost a cute tale of a platonic encounter between a thief with a heart and a girl in a bad place. Worth watching as a nice mellow foreign drama.

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