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Alfred & Jakobine

Produced by Rob Fletcher
The 48,000 km love story of a man, a women & an old London taxi
Website
Official Website
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Overview

Genre
Adventure, Human Interest, Reality, and Lifestyle
Synopsis

In 1955 newlyweds Alfred and Jakobine made an epic, four year, journey around the world in an old London taxi. When it was over, without warning, Alfred left Jakobine - breaking her heart. Now at 84 years old Alfred Hobbs wants to restore the old taxi, drive it across America with their son, and offer Jakobine one last ride "before it's too late". 40 years after he left her, she has a deep love/hate regard for Alfred. How will she react to this "gesture" and how will her "new" husband of 30 years handle it?

Stage
finished
Running time
52 and 74 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Start in Morocco Films Ltd
Country
United Kingdom
Years of Production
2014
Locations
US
Prod. Partners
FLETCHERWILSON, Elfin Productions, Dinik & Howells

Distribution Details

Festivals
Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc Fest, AFI Docs
Awards
Winner: IDA - Best Music + Nominated: FOCAL, Best use of Footage in a Factual Programme
Distribution
Worldwide Theatrical & UK TV - Start in Morocco Films, International TV / VOD / DVD - PBS International
Broadcast (Prod.)
None
Broadcast (Acq.)
TBC
Language
English
Subtitles
French

Photos

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