The Purple Taxi

The Purple Taxi (French: Un taxi mauve) is a 1977 French-Irish-Italian film directed by Yves Boisset, based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Michel Déon. It was entered into the 1977 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

The Purple Taxi
Theatrical release poster
Directed byYves Boisset
Produced byCatherine Winter
Based onUn taxi mauve by Michel Déon
StarringCharlotte Rampling
Music byPhilippe Sarde
CinematographyTonino Delli Colli
Edited byAlbert Jurgenson
Distributed byParaFrance Films
Release date
May 21, 1977
Running time
120 minutes


The film is about a group of emotionally troubled expatriates living in a self-imposed exile in a small village (Eyeries) in Ireland. The cast includes Peter Ustinov, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Noiret, Edward Albert and, somewhat eccentrically cast as a small-town Irish physician, Fred Astaire.

Film score

The film's score was performed by The Chieftains.[2]



  1. "Festival de Cannes: The Purple Taxi". Retrieved 2009-05-11.
  2. New York Times review
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