Man Push Cart

Directed by Ramin Bahrani

Year: 2007
Running Time: 87
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English and Urdu w/English Subtitles [audio]

Man Push Cart

Cast
Ahmad Razvi
Leticia Dolera

Crew
Directed by Ramin Bahrani


A former Pakistani rock star attempts to adjust to life in New York City while simultaneously making friends and selling coffee from a push cart on the streets of Manhattan in Iranian-American director Ramin Bahrani poignant, character-driven drama. By day Ahmad (Ahmad Razvi) tends to hurried Manhattan-ites by keeping their bellies full and ensuring that they are adequately caffeinated, and by night he supplements his income by selling bootleg porn DVDs. Though Ahmad hopes to one day raise enough money to purchase a place of his own and reunite with his estranged son, times are tough in the city and the hard-working immigrant soon strikes up a tentative friendship with fellow countryman Mohammed (Charles Daniel Sandoval); a generous but sometimes condescending soul who readily takes the fledgling New Yorker under his knowing wing while offering additional work decorating his apartment. Spanish immigrant Noemi (Leticia Dolera) works at a newsstand near Ahmad's cart, and also finds herself warming to the haunted former rock-star's timid ways. As Ahmad, Mohammed, and Noemi gradually begin to socialize together, a tragedy in Ahmad's past soon prompts the struggling New York newcomer to question the true nature of his current relationships. This is the second feature by acclaimed filmmaker Ramin Bahrani.

Reviews

"Embodies the VERY SOUL of Italian neorealism" - Roger Ebert

"A mix of grit and grandeur...[a] powerful film" - Los Angeles Times

"...one of the great New York films, or simply one of the great American films." - Newsday

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