MIDNIGHT COWBOYS (HO CHI MINH VS TOKYO)
Follow the driver
An episode from the series TAXI TO ASIA
Ho Chi Minh.
This post-communist city is trying to rival Bangkok and won’t let anything stand in the way of its accelerating economy. Our taxi driver, Cat, represents the new face of HCM: people working hard and playing even harder in true consumerist style. Cat is the know-it-all who takes us to the best kept secrets of modern day Saigon.
Anzai is a cabby who loves jazz. He started a coveted jazz cruise in a bid to survive in Japan’s woeful economy. The working pressure on a Tokyo cabby is so great that suicides are not uncommon. Anzai tell us stories of Japan’s lost generation amid soulful music.