Cab driver with his own personal problems sets out to prove to seventy-something suicide rick that life is worth living.
Desperate for acceptance, Savane radiates genial optimism, while West reeks of self-loathing. But while they forge an uneasy bond, Bahrani avoids obvious sentiment to expose the growing insularity of modern society.
Subtle and unflinching, this is genuine and charming.
Reviewed by Patrick Peters