A Taxi Driver (TAEK-SI-UN-JEON-SA)
Director: Jang Hoon
Drama, South Korea 2017
Director: JANG Hoon
Cinematography: GO Rak-sun
Cast: SONG Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann, YOO Hai-jin, RYU Jun-yeol
Producer: PARK Un-kyoung
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May, 1980. Man-seob (SONG Kang-ho) is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone after his wife passed away. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who is willing to pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju City and back. Not knowing that the foreigner is a German journalist (Thomas Kretschmann) who investigates the brutal suppression of the student revolt in Gwangju, Man-seob takes the job and the two start off on their journey together.
This film originates from the true story of the journalist Jürgen Hinzpeter who was working as a foreign correspondent in Tokyo and reporting on the 1980 Gwangju Uprising, and the Korean taxi driver KIM Sa-bok who drove him from Seoul to Gwangju.
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