Martin Scorsese / US, 1976 / 113 min.
The all-time classic Taxi Driver stars Robert De Niro in the lead role as the deranged, tramautized cab driver Travis Bickle, a man on a mission to rid 1970s New York of all dealers, pimps and similar scum. Screened in Eye’s Shell Shock programme.
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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.