MARTIN SCORSESE | USA | 1976 | 114 MIN | R | ENGLISH, SPANISH
Martin Scorsese’s decades-spanning filmography may be most known for capturing the dynamic brotherhood and volatile code of the criminal underworld. Yet in his Palme d’Or winning collaboration with Paul Schrader, Scorsese explores the singular, disturbed powder keg of a man on the fringes stricken by insomnia and PTSD waiting to explode. Travis “You talking to me?” Bickle (Robert De Niro) embodies the disillusionment of a silent generation of men returning from a failed war without any parades or appreciation. As a late night taxi driver, Bickle patrols the streets broken by the increasing crime and debauchery of a country he was forced to fight for. When a local campaign worker (Cybill Shepherd) and an underage sex worker (Jodie Foster) enter his periphery, he may have finally found a way out of his head. Or not.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks
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