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Director  Ramin Bahrani
Initial DVD release  August 25, 2009
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Language  English
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Music director  M. Lo
Country  United States
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Release date  August 31, 2008 (2008-08-31) (Venice) March 27, 2009 (2009-03-27) (United States)
Writer  Bahareh Azimi (screenplay), Ramin Bahrani (screenplay)
Cast  Souleymane Sy Savane (Solo), Red West (William), Diana Franco Galindo (Alex), Lane 'Roc' Williams (Roc), Mamadou Lam (Mamadou), Carmen Leyva (Quiera)
Similar movies  Fish Tank, Factory Girl, Veronika Decides to Die, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, The Last Days of Disco, Transamerica

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Goodbye Solo is a 2008 American independent film written and directed by Ramin Bahrani. It premiered as an official selection of the 2008 Venice Film Festival where it won the international film critic's FIPRESCI award for best film, and later had its North American premiere at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. The film is distributed by Roadside Attractions. The film exhibits significant thematic and plot similarities to Abbas Kiarostami's 1997 film Taste of Cherry.

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Plot

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Solo, a Senegalese cab driver, is working to provide a better life for his young family in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. William, an old man with a lifetime of regrets, hires Solo to take him to Blowing Rock, a peak in which updrafts cause objects that are dropped from it to fly upwards. William does not ask for a ride back from the rock and is obviously depressed, so Solo assumes that the old man intends to commit suicide there. Solo befriends William, in hopes of talking him out of ending his life. He introduces William to his wife and his stepdaughter Alex, hoping to inspire the old man with the joys of life.

Cast

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  • Souléymane Sy Savané as Solo
  • Red West as William
  • Diana Franco Galindo as Alex
  • Reception

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    Goodbye Solo won the Venice Film Festival’s FIPRESCI International Critics Prize. It was hailed as "A force of nature!" by Roger Ebert. The New York Times' A.O. Scott said it has "...an uncanny ability to enlarge your perception of the world." Eric M. Armstrong, critic at The Moving Arts Film Journal, placed Goodbye Solo at #5 on his list of the best films of the decade (2000–2009).

    Awards

    FIPRESCI International Film Critics Award - Best Film, Venice Film Festival 2008.

    On December 1, 2009 it was announced that Souleymane Sy Savane was nominated for Best Male Lead for the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards.

    References

    Goodbye Solo Wikipedia
    Goodbye Solo IMDb Goodbye Solo themoviedb.org


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