Skip to main content

Cabbie of the Year

Australia, 1996 (MIFF 1996, Fiction)

Director: Mick Connolly

The latest from up and coming Melbourne filmmakers Mick and Scottie Connolly Cabbie is a very funny tale about a cabbie down on his luck. Bob is a trouble magnet and a slob with a crush on Kaz the girl in the office. He's too shy to ask her out but things change when Bob is mysteriously selected as a finalist in the Cabbie of the Year competition just when things are starting to look up for the hapless Bob the past returns to haunt him. Chris Haywood as the president of the Taxis Association is in show stoppping form and is ably supported by a strong cast of lesser known comic actors (SQ)

See also...

No Way To Forget

Driving on the backroads of Victoria through the night Shane Francis is haunted by his memories. Based on Richard Frankiand s experiences as a Field Officer and Investigator during the Royal ... More »

Film Noir

A disciplined and restrained philosophical discussion between two filmmakers about the dreaded Tarculiiio /actor and the state of Australian cinema. A teaspoon. A broken camera. Some blood ... More »

The Birds Do a Magnificent Tune

Marriage-it seemed like a good idea at the time, but how practical is it when you re both working at opposite ends of the clock? A poetic understated story about a relationship through notes on the ... More »

Five Guys in a Car

This is a film about five guys in a car. The guys are headed somewhere and while they drive they talk and drink and we never really know what they are up to—until the end. This film which works ... More »

LOVE SERENADE

... ... The day that Ken Sherry, former king of Brisbane drive-time radio, comes to town is a biggie in the annals of the sleepy Riverina burg of Sunray-at least for sisters Vicki-Ann and Dimity ... More »

Franz and Kafka

Two Czechoslavakian bachelors end an unhappy collaboration on a short novel about poverty, vermin and anti-semitism. An imaginative interpretation of Franz Kafka's writing put to film. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director