Scene from the film Jack´s Ride
Scene from the film Jack´s Ride
Scene from the film Jack´s Ride
Scene from the film Jack´s Ride
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Jack´s Ride

  • Portugal
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At 63 years old and almost retired, Joaquim is forced to follow job centre rules so he can collect unemployment benefits. Despite knowing that he will never return to active life, he must go from company to company asking for stamps to attest that he is looking for work. In these trips he reminisces about his life as an immigrant to the U.S., where he worked as a cab driver in New York and witnessed numerous Wall Street crashes.


  • Original Title
    No táxi do Jack
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Susana Nobre
  • Cast
    Armindo Martins Rato, Maria Carvalho, Joaquim Veríssimo Calçada
  • Cinematography
    Paulo Menezes
  • Editing
    João Rosas, Susana Nobre
  • Sound
    João Gazua
  • Runtime
    69 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Berlin International Film Festival 2021
    • São Paulo International Film Festival 2021
    • Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2021
    • Viennale 2021
    • Visions du Réel 2021
    • DocumentaMadrid 2021
  • Awards
    • Best Portuguese Film | IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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