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Plot, Details & Awards

Goodbye Solo

Rated R for language.

R In Theaters 03/27/2009 , 91min.
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Plot & Details

A Senegalese taxi driver living in Winston-Salem, NC, makes the decision to befriend a depressive passenger with a tragic plan in director Ramin Bahrani's deeply humanistic drama. Solo (Souléymane Sy Savané) is a cab driver who believes that everyone should be engaged and concerned with one another, and thus lacks the self-conscious view of relationships so prevalent in North American society. When a 70-year-old passenger named William (Red West) hails Solo's cab and he books him for another ride in two weeks during the course of the ride, it quickly becomes apparent during their negotiation that the man isn't planning to return from his impending trip. Troubled at the thought of what his passenger has planned, Solo does his best to strike up a friendship and convince William to reconsider. But William harbors a pain more deep-rooted than Solo first senses, displaying a visible desire for privacy that immediately puts him at odds with the genuinely concerned cab driver.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Independent Spirit Awards Producers Award Jason Orans Nominated
2009 Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Souleymane Sy Savane Nominated

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 National Board of Review Best Independent Film Won

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

SXSW

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 SXSW Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Venice International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Venice International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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