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Taxi

(1998)
Not Yet Rated In Theaters 11/14/1996 , 86min.
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Plot & Details

Taxi driver Daniel (Samy Naceri) gets out of a traffic offense by making a deal with arresting-officer Emilien (Frederic Diefenthal). A friendship develops as Daniel chauffeurs Emilien about, and soon the two are in pursuit of German bank robbers. This film was scripted by Luc Besson during the 30 days he waited for Columbia's decision on his The Fifth Element, and it was completed on the day Columbia okayed The Fifth Element. After a fall from a horse put director Gerard Pires in the hospital, director Gerard Krawczyk subbed since permits issued by Marseilles cited a set time period, and the start date could not be changed. More than 100 cars took part in the crashes and chases through the Marseilles streets with stuntwork by famed racecar drivers.

French Academy of Cinema

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1998 French Academy of Cinema Best Director Gérard Pirès Nominated
1998 French Academy of Cinema Most Promising Young Actress Marion Cotillard Won
1998 French Academy of Cinema Best Sound Vincent Arnardi Won
1998 French Academy of Cinema Most Promising Young Actor Samy Naceri Nominated
1998 French Academy of Cinema Best Music IAM Nominated
1998 French Academy of Cinema Best Sound Vincent Tulli Won
1998 French Academy of Cinema Best Editing Véronique Lange Won
1998 French Academy of Cinema Best French Film Nominated

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