Runtime: 137 min.
Release: August 2, 2017
Director: Jang Hun
Producer: Seo Kang-Ho, Yoon Seo-Young, Park Eun-Kyung
Writer: Uhm Yoo-Na, Jo Seul-Ye
Country: South Korea
A Taxi Driver
In May, 1980, German reporter Peter (Thomas Kretschmann) works on assignment in Tokyo, but the news is slow there. He hears from a colleague that something ominous is occurring in Gwangju, South Koea. The phone lines have been completely cut off to the city. Peter decides to go there.
- Based on the true story of German reporter Jürgen Hinzpeter and Korean taxi driver Kim Sa-Bok. Jürgen Hinzpeter covered the Gwangju Uprising, which took place from May 18-27, 1980 in Gwangju, South Korea.
- Director Jang Hun and actor Song Kang-Ho previously worked together in 2010 film "The Secret Reunion."
- Filming began June 5, 2016 and finished October 23, 2016.