Two homeless boys, Mick and Sauly, live in a fictional big city that looks much like New York. They want to fulfill their dream of escaping to the ocean. Through their travels, they visit strange places, where they encounter fantastical situations and dubious characters, including a white, dictatorial farmer who hates people who are different or who move around the world, and an evil man who allegedly sold Sauly’s guardian angel. Taken for a Ride is a road movie filmed in the USA, Cuba and Bulgaria that critiques the rejection of poor people and social discrimination and injustice.
Based on the 1973 eponymous novel by West German author Christoph Meckel.