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Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd

Isolated ex-marine Travis Bickle applies for a job as a taxi driver, hoping that the nocturnal working pattern will alleviate the effects of his insomnia and distract him from his gnawing depression. But ferrying passengers through the seedy underbelly of night-time New York City only compounds Bickle's psychological dislocation from the world around him. His nightshifts in the cab are spent resenting those he sees, while his waking daytime hours are wasted away in the gloom of adult movie theatres.

After entering into a troubled relationship with a political campaigner and embarking on a fraught mission to save a teenager from the world of prostitution, Bickle's sense of place and purpose steadily warps. He withdraws into himself, hordes illegal firearms and begins a regimen of intense physical training in preparation for a misguided vigilante assault on the evils of society.

Producers: Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips

Music: Bernard Herrmann

Genre: Drama

Year: 1976

Running time: 114 minutes

Territory: International

Studio: Sony

Format: 4K DCP

Language options: Dialogue - EN | Subtitle - DE, NL, FR, CS, ES, PT, QBP, DA

Isolated ex-marine Travis Bickle applies for a job as a taxi driver, hoping that the nocturnal working pattern will alleviate the effects of his insomnia and distract him from his gnawing depression. But ferrying passengers through the seedy underbelly of night-time New York City only compounds Bickle's psychological dislocation from the world around him. His nightshifts in the cab are spent resenting those he sees, while his waking daytime hours are wasted away in the gloom of adult movie theatres.

After entering into a troubled relationship with a political campaigner and embarking on a fraught mission to save a teenager from the world of prostitution, Bickle's sense of place and purpose steadily warps. He withdraws into himself, hordes illegal firearms and begins a regimen of intense physical training in preparation for a misguided vigilante assault on the evils of society.



Country

City/Town

Cinema

Date


Australia

Canberra

National Film & Sound Archive

27 February


Denmark

Frederikssund

Park Teatret - Danish Film Institute

14 December


Denmark

Holte

Reprise Teatret - Danish Film Institute

30 December


France

Marseille

SARL Pradex

28 January


Germany

Dortmund

KINO im U - Dortmunder U

21 January


Netherlands

Schiedam

Wenneker Cinema - Stichting filmhuis Schiedam

22 December


New Zealand

Christchurch

Lumiere Cinemas

23 December


Sweden

Malmo

Bio Spegeln

20 January - 24 January


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