Metal y melancolía [electronic resource] = Metaal en melancholie = Metal and melancholy
a First Run/Icarus Films release ; VPRO Televisión presenta una producción Ariel Film ; una película de Heddy Honigmann ; productora, Suzanne Van Voorst ; guión, Heddy Honigmann, Peter Delpeut ; dirección, Heddy Honigmann.
Spanish, English, Dutch. Spanish with English subtitles, and Spanish and Dutch credits.
This documentary is an offbeat "road movie" in which acclaimed documentarian Heddy Honigmann travels with, and thereby discovers the stories of, taxi drivers in Lima. In the early 1990s, in response to Peru's inflationary economy and a government destabilized by corruption and Shining Path terrorism, many middle-class professionals used their own cars to moonlight as taxi drivers in order to weather the financial crisis.