A Taxi Driver (2017)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Inspirational Drama, Resistance Film, War Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 11, 2017 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 137 min.  |   Countries - Korea, South  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Garrett Spake

A Seoul taxi driver (Song Kang-ho) is paid a large fare to take a German reporter (Thomas Kretschmann) to the city of Gwangju in 1980, and they arrive to discover college students protesting government leadership. As violence erupts between the military and citizens, the duo find themselves caught in the middle of an uprising in this historical drama based on a true story. Yoo Hae-jin, Ryu Jun-yeol, and Park Hyuk-Kwon co-star. Directed by Jang Hoon.

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cab-driver, coup-military, journalist, revolt, South Korea