Goodbye Solo (2008)

Director: Ramin Bahrani

Writer(s): Ramin Bahrani, Bahareh Azimi

Starring: Souleymane Sy Savane, Red West, Diana Franco Galindo, Lane ‘Roc’ Williams, Mamadou Lam, Carmen Leyva, Peter N. Anyieth, Jim Babel, Sarah S. Brooks, Lasheka Brown, Todd Davis, Alexandra Dimopoulos, Neill Fleeman, Jamill ‘Peaches’ Fowler, Evelia Garcia, Chris Greene, Viktor Hernandez, Wel Mayom Jok, J. Malaak Juuk, Damian Jewan Lee, Linda Lindsly, Djibril Lo, Ken Lugen, Angus MacLachlan, Trevor Metscher, Caleb Paul, Christian Prince, Greg Prince, Jeff Prince, Navani Reyes, Catherine Sewell, Norman L. Sloan, Virgilio Tix, Donald Wardlow, Pat West

Synopsis: On the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, two men forge an improbable friendship that will change both of their lives forever. Solo is a Senegalese cab driver working to provide a better life for his young family. William is a tough Southern good ol’ boy with a lifetime of regrets. One man’s American dream is just beginning, while the other’s is quickly winding down. But despite their differences, both men soon realize they need each other more than either is willing to admit. Through this unlikely but unforgettable friendship, GOODBYE SOLO deftly explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of America.

Release Date: March 27, 209 (USA) | Length: 91 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated R for language.

Note: Premiered at the Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2008. I need to watch this film to better identify people.

 

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