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still The Atomic Soldiers (Morgan Knibbe, US/NL 2018)

Shell Shock: Opening Night

A preview of Eye’s Shell Shock programme, with snap lectures by film specialist Patricia Pisters and philosopher Hans Schnitzler, the screening of Golden Calf winner The Atomic Soldiers followed by an interview with director Morgan Knibbe and film clips from all film genres that express the unutterable experience of war from within and without. With music by Okapi, Soon and Eva Hoogland.

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The tormented Vietnam War veteran Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, the soldiers suffering from PTSS in the documentary Crazy and the ex-tank commander of the animated film Waltz with Bashir share one thing: the urge to tell what happened to them in order to come to grips with it. Eye’s Shell Shock provides a forum for the cinematic representation of violent conflicts and traumatic memories.

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still The Atomic Soldiers (Morgan Knibbe, US/NL 2018)
still The Atomic Soldiers (Morgan Knibbe, US/NL 2018)
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