2017 South Korean film ‘A Taxi Driver‘ will be showing in select cinemas in London and Manchester!

The film is based on a true story of a taxi driver’s experiences during the Gwangju Uprising (which took place from 18th-27th May 1980).

The Gwanju Uprising was a period of riots that stemmed from political unrest and a subsequent military dictatorship. The democratic movements were previously repressed and riots exploded as people fought for democratization, freedom of the press and a minimum wage. It is estimated that around 100,000 citizens and students participated and up to 606 people may have died in the ensuing violence.

This backdrop frames a film where a rather clueless taxi driver Kim (played by Kang Ho Song) is working hard and barely scraping by. Unbeknownst to him is all the chaos going on, until he picks up a well-paying German journalist who wants to get on the front lines. They then end up on a journey to the middle of the action.

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Here is a trailer for the film:


Odeon Cinema Panton Street / Kingston

Odeon Manchester Great Northern

You can book tickets here!

Additionally, another Korean film – ‘Midnight Runners’ (2017) is also showing at Odeon Panton Street and Kingston Upon Thames. The film stars Park Seo Joon and Kang Ha Neul, and is a comedy involving the two investigating a kidnapping when the authorities are unable to help due to a lack of evidence.

Here’s a trailer:

You can book tickets here!

[Source: Korean Movies in UK Facebook page].


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