Director: Jean-François PouliotWriter(s): Vinay Virmani, Ron Kennell, Manu Chopra
Star(s): Vinay Virmani, Adrianne Palicki, Kunal Nayyar
When Deepak (Virmani), a young Indian doctor, immigrates to Canada in hopes of starting a better life, he is deeply disheartened to learn that his training does not qualify him to practise in Canada. With his new friend Tony (Nayyar), he starts work as a taxi driver, but fate intervenes in the form of a very pregnant passenger (Palicki) who urgently needs medical attention. Before long, Deepak has turned his cab into a doctor’s office. As his “practice” gets busier and romance with his first patient begins to blossom, it becomes clear that he is on a collision course with the medical establishment, the police and an ambitious politician who also happens to be the father of the baby he delivered.
“…with a host of appealing characters, snappy dialogue and an issue at its heart that will resonate with audiences, Dr. Cabbie provides a pleasingly comical cinematic ride.”
— Bruce DeMara, The Toronto Star
Montrealer Pouliot co-wrote and directed five animated shorts for the NFB. After directing over 500 commercials, his first feature film was the Genie-nominated La grande séduction, followed by Guide de la petite vengeance, the popular Snowtime! and the 2015 box-office success Dr. Cabbie. Recent projects include Les 3 p’tits cochons 2 and Votez Bougon.
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