El Pasajero (The Passenger)

El Pasajero

El Pasajero (“The Passenger” in English) is a short film about a taxi cab driver and his passenger, simply put. It starts off with the driver picking up a man on streets, but then it suddenly involves a gun, drinking, and salsa dancing. There are also some conversations happening along the way, and a budding friendship is set to bloom here, too.

This short film was actually eligible for an Academy Award in 2010. It can get a little crazy here and there (desperate men and their desperate measures, I suppose), but it is definitely touching. Salsa dancing also never looked more fun.

(The film can be viewed with or without English subtitles, so take your pick. Here’s another film featuring friendship between a wolf and sheep. Or how about this other film about another cab driver?) Watch now