Man Push Cart

Man Push Cart is a 2005 film by Ramin Bahrani.

The story is partially based on The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus.


Every night while the city sleeps, Ahmad, a Pakistani immigrant, struggles to drag his heavy cart along the streets of New York to his corner in Midtown Manhattan. And every morning, from inside his cart he sells coffee and donuts to a city he cannot call his own. Like the workers found on every street corner in every city, he is a man who wonders if he will ever escape his fate.


-Ahmad Razvi, the lead actor, has never acted before or had any formal training. With 4 international best actor awards Ahmad Razvi emerged onto the scene as a powerful artist.


The film had its world premiere at the 2005 Venice Film Festival. It entered the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and won the Fipresci Critic's Award at the London Film Festival. It was nominated for 3 Independent Spirit Awards and was on Roger Ebert's list of top 10 movies of 2006.

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