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* NamelessNarrative: None of the characters in the Paris segment are named.


* AdultFear: Heartbreakingly subverted with Mika's story. [[spoiler: He and his wife had a baby who was so premature the doctors told them not to have any hope... so he refused to let himself love the girl, put all his energy into pushing all feelings towards her away and accept that she would die, but she just kept on living and living and living. And on the very night he has a LoveEpiphany and realises that he loves his tiny daughter with all his heart and rushes to the hospital because he ''knows'' his love can give her life, she dies.]]


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* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Heartbreakingly with Mika's story. [[spoiler: He and his wife had a baby who was so premature the doctors told them not to have any hope... so he refused to let himself love the girl, put all his energy into pushing all feelings towards her away and accept that she would die, but she just kept on living and living and living. And on the very night he has a LoveEpiphany and realises that he loves his tiny daughter with all his heart and rushes to the hospital because he ''knows'' his love can give her life, she dies.]]

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* EverybodySmokes: Each segment other than New York has at least one character who smokes. Corky from Los Angeles in particular is an avid chain smoker, lighting up every couple of minutes.


* AdultFear: Heartbreakingly subverted with Mika's story. [[spoiler: he and his wife had a baby who was so premature the doctors told them not to have any hope... so he refused to let himself love the girl, put all his energy into pushing all feelings towards her away and accept that she would die, but she just kept on living and living and living. And on the very night he has a LoveEpiphany and realises that he loves his tiny daughter with all his heart and rushes to the hospital because he ''knows'' his love can give her life, she dies.]]

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* AdultFear: Heartbreakingly subverted with Mika's story. [[spoiler: he He and his wife had a baby who was so premature the doctors told them not to have any hope... so he refused to let himself love the girl, put all his energy into pushing all feelings towards her away and accept that she would die, but she just kept on living and living and living. And on the very night he has a LoveEpiphany and realises that he loves his tiny daughter with all his heart and rushes to the hospital because he ''knows'' his love can give her life, she dies.]]


* AskAStupidQuestion: Mika asks the three passengers if they called for a taxi; they respond "No, we called for a garbage truck, but you will have to do".

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* AskAStupidQuestion: The Helsinki segment begins and ends with them - one comedic, one less so.
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Mika asks the three passengers if they called for a taxi; they respond "No, we called for a garbage truck, but you will have to do".do".
** At the end, Aki has been abandoned by his friends, forced to pay for the whole taxi ride, and is unceremoniously dumped on his drunk ass in the snow at what may or may not be his home address.
-->'''Mika:''' Do you know where you are?\\
'''Aki:''' ...Helsinki.

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* AdultFear: Heartbreakingly subverted with Mika's story. [[spoiler: he and his wife had a baby who was so premature the doctors told them not to have any hope... so he refused to let himself love the girl, put all his energy into pushing all feelings towards her away and accept that she would die, but she just kept on living and living and living. And on the very night he has a LoveEpiphany and realises that he loves his tiny daughter with all his heart and rushes to the hospital because he ''knows'' his love can give her life, she dies.]]


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* OffscreenCrash: Ends the Paris segment.


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* StealthPun: The Cameroonian diplomats decide their Ivorian taxi driver's nationality is one. He's not amused.
-->Il voit rien! [He can't see anything!]

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* BlindPeopleWearSunglasses: Discussed, when a blind woman ''isn't'' wearing sunglasses:
--> '''Taxi Driver:''' Say, don't blind people always wear dark glasses?
--> '''Blind Woman:''' I wouldn't know, I've never seen a blind person.

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Not related to the documentary series ''Night on Earth''.


* {{Shaggydogstory}}: Mika the driver in the Helsinki segment story is a tragic example of this.

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* {{Shaggydogstory}}: ShaggyDogStory: Mika the driver in the Helsinki segment story is a tragic example of this.


* AskAStupidQuestion: Mika asks the three passengers if they called for a taxi; they respond "No, we called for a garbage truck, but you will have to do".



* BrickJoke: Happens at least twice:
** A statue of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' can be seen in the Los Angeles segment, and then in the New York segment Angela asks about [=YoYo=] and Helmut's hats "What is this, the Roacky and Bullwinkle Show?"
** In both the Paris and Rome segments, the driver removes a sign that a passenger calls attention to ("No Smoking" in Rome, "If you have a preferred route, tell this to the driver" in Paris).
* BubblegumPopping: Besides smoking, this is Corky's other habit in her segment.

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* BrickJoke: BubblegumPopping: Besides smoking, this is Corky's other habit in her segment.
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Happens at least twice:
** A statue of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' can be seen in the Los Angeles segment, and then in the New York segment Angela asks about [=YoYo=] and Helmut's hats "What is this, the Roacky Rocky and Bullwinkle Show?"
** In both the Paris and Rome segments, the driver removes a sign that a passenger calls attention to ("No Smoking" in Rome, "If "Notify the driver if you have a preferred route, tell this to the driver" route" in Paris).
* BubblegumPopping: Besides smoking, this is Corky's other habit in her segment.
Paris).


* BrickJoke: Happens at least twice:
** A statue of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' can be seen in the Los Angeles segment, and then in the New York segment Angela asks about [=YoYo=] and Helmut's hats "What is this, the Roacky and Bullwinkle Show?"
** In both the Paris and Rome segments, the driver removes a sign that a passenger calls attention to ("No Smoking" in Rome, "If you have a preferred route, tell this to the driver" in Paris).



* ClusterFBomb: Both YoYo and Angela give these out to each other during their argument.

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* ClusterFBomb: Both YoYo [=YoYo=] and Angela give these out to each other during their argument.



* {{Driveslikecrazy}}: Helmut is so bad at driving. YoYo has to take over driving after not even being in his car for a minute.

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* {{Driveslikecrazy}}: {{DrivesLikeCrazy}}: Helmut is so bad at driving. YoYo [=YoYo=] has to take over driving after not even being in his car for a minute.



* DysfunctionalFamily: If YoYo and Angela who are in laws are anything to go by with their endless bicker and swearing at each other.

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* DysfunctionalFamily: If YoYo [=YoYo=] and Angela who are in laws are anything to go by with their endless bicker and swearing at each other.



* GratuitousItalian: In the Rome segment since it is in Italy after all.



* {{Hypocrite}}: YoYo jokes about Helmut name sounding like helmet but when Helmut points out how YoYo has the same name of a toy, he gets noticeable defensive.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: YoYo [=YoYo=] jokes about Helmut name sounding like helmet but when Helmut points out how YoYo [=YoYo=] has the same name of a toy, he gets noticeable defensive.



* NoSmoking: The Rome cabbie smokes in his car despite the fact he has a no smoking sign in his car.

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* NoSmoking: The Rome cabbie smokes in his car despite the fact he has a no smoking sign in his car. He "fixes" the situation by removing the sign.
* OddFriendship: NaiveNewcomer East German ex-circus clown Helmut and street-smart New Yorker [=YoYo=], at least for the duration of their taxi ride.


* BoomerangBigot: The two African diplomats display this attitude towards the Ivory cost driver in the Paris segment

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* BoomerangBigot: The two African diplomats display this attitude towards the Ivory cost Coast driver in the Paris segment (although they're from Cameroon, not the Ivory Coast).

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* FrenchAccordion: Takes place in several different cities (Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, and Helsinki), with a similar-sounding piece of music playing during the establishing shots. The soundtrack on the Paris segment includes accordions.


A 1991 independent film, written and directed by Creator/JimJarmusch, that follows five different taxi drivers from all over the world and their encounters with a customer that each picks up during their night shift. The movie is a unique blend of art house drama and comedy and features an international AllStarCast including Creator/WinonaRyder, Creator/GenaRowlands, Creator/GiancarloEsposito, Creator/RosiePerez, and Creator/RobertoBenigni.

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A 1991 independent film, written and directed by Creator/JimJarmusch, that follows five different taxi drivers from all over the world and their encounters with a customer that each picks up during their night shift. The movie is a unique blend of art house drama and comedy and features an international AllStarCast including Creator/WinonaRyder, Creator/GenaRowlands, Creator/GiancarloEsposito, Creator/RosiePerez, and Creator/RobertoBenigni.
Creator/RobertoBenigni. The soundtrack is by Music/TomWaits.


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