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Goodbye Solo [DVD]

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  • Actors: Souléymane Sy Savané, Red West
  • Directors: Ramin Bahrani
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Axiom
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Feb. 2010
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002YCKZSE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,095 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Winner of the prestigious FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival, GOODBYE SOLO is the latest film from young, internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart, Chop Shop), one of the architects of popularly termed American neo-neorealism and recently hailed the new great American director by eminent critic Roger Ebert. Featuring the irresistible pairing of first-time actor Souléymane Sy Savané with former Elvis bodyguard Red West, GOODBYE SOLO is an uplifting exploration of morality at the very heart of a poignant tale of unlikely friendship. Solo, a Senegalese immigrant driving a taxi in North Carolina, has aspirations of becoming a flight attendant and help provide a better life for his pregnant wife and step-daughter. One night he picks up William, a tough Southern old-timer with a lifetime of regrets. One man s dream is just beginning, while the other s is quickly winding down. But despite their differences, both men soon realise they need each other more than either is willing to admit. Through this unforgettable friendship, GOODBYE SOLO skillfully explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of the world in which we live.

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By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Jan. 2011
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"What are you going to do, jump off?"
Senegalese taxi driver Solo asks a customer one dark night, after he books a one-way journey to a local mountain. The silent response says it all.

Goodbye Solo is a low-budget indie film, written by Iranian-American director Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart, Chop Shop). It is, at it's heart, a rough-around-the-edges odd-couple/buddy movie that follows the charismatic Solo (Souleymane Sy Savane) as he attempts to befriend depressed ex-biker, William (Red West), and tries to motivate him to live again (or at least to understand why William is contemplating "jumping").

Solo is a charming character, perpetually incandescent -- despite him struggling to keep his own life in order -- who you instantly take a shine to. In fact, it is this warmth -- juxtaposed with West's authentic depiction of a fifties wildchild (he was the best friend and bodyguard of Elvis) in world-weary decline -- that pulls you straight into the story from the first shot. At times you could be forgiven for viewing this as a simple buddy movie (the intriguing interplay between the two characters (both superbly played: one young, brimming with life, the other old and running on empty) is enough to merit viewing in itself); however, there is always that darker edge, that feeling something isn't quite right, as William's character slowly unravels, and you (like Solo) are increasingly made aware that he might actually do it.
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"Goodbye Solo' manages the near impossible feat of taking an over
sentimental, almost sappy set up (a sweet young African cab driver
trying to save a depressed white old man he often drives), and turns it
into something delicate, touching, complex and open-ended.

The acting is terrific (non-pros?) and, much like Bahrani's excellent
earlier film "Man Push Cart", he's melded a neo-realist approach to the
drama and acting with a beautifully controlled use of the camera to
create beautiful images that tell a story, while working on a tiny
budget.

A couple of the smaller roles are weakly acted, and that hurts a bit,
but doesn't keep this from being a special film.

Well worth seeking out.

A side note; if you are at all impressed by director Bahrani's work,
I'd strongly suggest you search out his wonderful short film "Plastic
Bag" which is viewable on YouTube, and other sites on the web (a
quick google will find it). He teamed up with the great Werner Herzog
(who narrates) to tell the first person story of the life of an unwanted
plastic bag in a film that is visually beautiful, very funny, and very sad.
One of the best, non-preachy films on ecology I've ever seen, it feels
like this generation's answer to the classic short "The Red Balloon"
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Brilliant and humane! Another masterpiece from this young director. Years ago I saw his Man Push Cart in London when Mike Leigh gave the young director a lot encouragement about his first feature. He is now going from strength to strength with his latest film, 99 Home, telling a beautiful story about the American underclass. If you don't understand the rise of an outsider like Trump in US politics, that film helps. Of course I am not condoning Trump's racism but offering some explanation for part of his appeal to some who are disillusioned with establishment politicians, from Bush to Obama.
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