A Taxi Driver
2017, 137 minutes, Digital, NR
Language: In Korean and English with English Subtitles
Director: Jang Hoon
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yoo Hai-jin, and Ryu Jun-yeol
Distributor: Well Go USA
Korean Cultural Center in Washington, DC and the SNF Parkway co-present A Taxi Driver for FREE! Light Korean Food will be provided at 6:30 PM, before the film is screened.
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In this powerful true story set in 1980, a down-on-his-luck taxi driver from Seoul is hired by a foreign journalist who wants to go to the town of Gwangju for the day. They arrive to find a city under siege by the military government, with the citizens, led by a determined group of college students, rising up to demand freedom. What began as an easy fare becomes a life-or-death struggle in the midst of the Gwangju Uprising, a critical event in modern South Korea.