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Cab Hustle

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Synopsis

A Coen-esque black comedy set amidst the underbelly of the mini-cab demi-world in London.  We follow a group of four drivers who inhabit a gritty cab office as they attempt to deal with a decline in business. We have Remi, who has been kicked out of his home by his wife and sleeps in his car boot at night. Danny, who prefers to engage his fists to settle disputes rather than his brainpower. Cola, who is tanked up with enough medication to kill a horse and Abdul, who sells anything from pirate DVD's to fetish wear from the back of his car. The minicab owner (Nikos) spends his time scuttling around in his dressing gown and slippers, fermenting his 'New Deal' strategy to turn around his economic fortune. Following an unscheduled visit from the local loan shark, he gives his four drivers an ultimatum. The two who bring the most money back to the office, keep their jobs. The other two can join the unemployment scrap-heap. Simple. This sets off a chain of events that stretches their characters, and ensures that the office will never be the same again.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Futura 3000 1st Feature
Producer
Futura 3000, The Film Exchange
Co-Producer
Futura 3000, The Film Exchange
Editor
Dadu T-Silassie
Screenwriter
Osita Aneke
Director of Photography
Roger Eaton
Sound
Abdoulaye Thiam, Carlos Suarez
Music
The Alchemist
Principal Cast
Wale Ojo, David Lenson, Karl Best, Darwood Grace

Production Company

Futura 3000
Unit 5
54 Blechynden Street
Latimer Road
London
W10 6RD
UK

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