Metaal en melancholie 1994


This documentary is an offbeat "road movie" in which acclaimed documentarian Heddy Honigmann travels with, and thereby discovers the stories of, taxi drivers in Lima. In the early 1990s, in response to Peru's inflationary economy and a government destabilized by corruption and Shining Path terrorism, many middle-class professionals used their own cars to moonlight as taxi drivers in order to weather the financial crisis.

Directed by: Heddy Honigmann
Written by: Heddy Honigmann & Peter Delpeut
Release date: 1994-03-31
Runtime: 80 minutes
Tagline: Peru is made of metal and melancholy
Jorge Rodríguez Paz
Jorge Rodríguez Paz
Himself - Taxi driver