thinkfilm | Release Date: January 18, 2008
Summary: Taxi to the Darkside, the latest prize-winning documentary from Oscar-nominee Alex Gibney, confirms his standing as one of the foremost non-fiction filmmakers working today. A stunning inquiry into the suspicious death of an Afghani taxi driver at Bagram air base in 2002, the film is a fastidiously assembled, uncommonly well-researched examination of how an innocent civilian was apprehended, imprisoned, tortured, and ultimately murdered by the greatest democracy on earth. Intermingling documents and records of the incident with candid testimony from eyewitnesses and participants, the film uncovers an inescapable link between the tragic incidents that unfolded in Bagram and the policies made at the very highest level of the United States government in Washington, D.C. Combining the cool detachment of a forensic expert with the heated indignation of a proud American who holds his country to a high standard, Gibney’s film reveals how the Bush administration has systematically betrayed the very ideals it professes to uphold. (THINKFilm)
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Runtime: 106 min
Rating: Rated R for disturbing images, and content involving torture and graphic nudity.
Production: Jigsaw Productions
Genres: Crime, War, Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Sep 30, 2008
Director Credit
Alex Gibney Director
Writer Credit
Alex Gibney Written By
Cast Credit
Alex Gibney Narrator
Brian Cammack Himself - Military Police
Brian Keith Allen Soldier - New York Studio Shoot Reenactment
Christopher Beiring Himself - Captain
Damien Corsetti Himself - Military Interrogator
Dick Cheney Himself
Doug Cassel Himself - Professor
George W. Bush Himself
Greg D'Agostino Soldier - New York Studio Shoot Reenactment
Jack Cafferty Himself
Jack Cloonan Himself - Former FBI Agent
Moazzam Begg Himself - Torture Victim
Thomas Curtis Himself - Sergeant, Military Police
William Cassara Himself - Attorney
Willie Brand Himself - Military Police
Producer Credit
Alex Gibney Producer
Blair Foster Co-Producer
Don Edkins Executive Producer: Steps International
Don Glascoff Executive Producer
Eva Orner Producer
Hans Robert Eisenhauer Commissioning Editor: ZDF/Arte
Jedd Wider Executive Producer
Martin Fisher Co-Producer
Mette Heide Executive Producer: Steps International
Robert Johnson Executive Producer
Sidney Blumenthal Executive Producer
Sloane Klevin Co-Producer
Susannah Shipman Producer
Todd Wider Executive Producer