A Taxi Driver — Trailer

source:   wellgousa.com, youtube.com

added: Mon, Jul 10th '17

Korean actor Song Kang-ho, of "The Host" and "Snowpiercer" fame, plays the title character in the new Korean film "A Taxi Driver," for which a U.S. trailer has been released.

Set in 1980, a year after the assassination of dictatorial South Korean President Park Chung-hee, the film dramatizes the true story of a Korean taxi driver (Song) and a German journalist (played by Thomas Kretschmann, of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "King Kong") who happen to find themselves in the midst of a news-breaking story: the 1980 Gwangju Uprising.

It was a tragic event in Korea's history, which started as peaceful pro-democracy protests in the southern city of Gwangju but turned violent and deadly when military troops were ordered to attack student activists. Approximately 606 people ended up losing their lives.

Jang Hoon, the director of the acclaimed 2011 Korean War drama "The Front Line," directs "A Taxi Driver," which also stars Yoo Hai-Jin (The Flu, The Pirates) and Ryu Jun-Yeol (Socialphobia).

"A Taxi Driver" opens in select U.S. cities beginning on August 11th.

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.


directed by   Jang Hoon

starring   Song Kang-Ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yoo Hai-Jin, Ryu Jun-Yeol

release date   August 11, 2017 (in U.S. theaters)

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