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Purple Taxi

  • Film

Time Out says

Filmed in Ireland, with Boisset not the only French director of his generation to be seduced into making a mystery movie with a whimsical flavour, this is one of the worst French movies of the decade: a confused attempt at creating intrigue out of the lives of several expatriates trying to escape their past. None of the English-speaking stars look like they know what's going on, especially Astaire, bowling round the Irish countryside in the taxi of the title. Thank God the best French film-makers have realised that making an English-language movie is not as easy as it seems; pity it took a disaster like this to ram home the message.
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Release Details

  • Duration:120 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Yves Boisset
  • Screenwriter:Michel Déon, Yves Boisset
  • Cast:
    • Peter Ustinov
    • Charlotte Rampling
    • Fred Astaire
    • Philippe Noiret
    • Edward Albert
    • Agostina Belli
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