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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

language: Korean

A Taxi Driver

Taeksi Woonjunsa 택시 운전사
  • Movie
  • Korean
  • Based on True Story
  • Gwangju Uprising


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.



  1. 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.
  2. Director Jang Hun and actor Song Kang-Ho previously worked together in 2010 film "The Secret Reunion."
  3. Filming began June 5, 2016 and finished October 23, 2016.