#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A taxi driver played by Song Kang-Ho helps a German reporter cover the Gwangju Uprising 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
Plot: May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German journalist with a hidden agenda, Man-seob takes the job.
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You know that a movie is good when you leave it asking yourself “Why haven’t I heard of this before?”
1980. The movie starts harmless. A widowed taxi driver in Seoul struggling to make ends meet for himself and his little daughter. He more or less wants to do the right thing in a country where circumstances aren’t all that well but you can live your life. The movie pulls a few heartstrings here and there but never too much. It is surprisingly tactful and the director wisely steps back from the story and lets good actors paint a picture of everyday life.
Enter a German reporter who smells a good story after being tipped off by a BBC colleague who tells him that the generally tense situation in South Korea somehow got worse recently. He needs a driver and the taxi driver needs the money. It is a relation out of necessity and neither of them actually seem to take a liking to each other.
Both soon have to come to terms with the fact that they put themselves into a situation which has great relevance to their country and their professions. Turning away just isn’t possible. “Doing the right thing” means that an average person has to find extraordinary courage.
I have to commend the director and his actors for this eyewitness feeling. It is almost like you’re another passenger sitting in that little taxi. You don’t watch a movie but you are actually there as it happens. The fact that I was largely ignorant of those events in history makes this movie even more significant.
The end result is a movie which is well-directed, with competent acting and impressive camera work. I had very little to criticize but a lot to think about when I left the show and that -to me- often is the sign of a truly good movie. Go see it!
I’ve been watching Korean movies for a long time now, and this is just another amazing work of art from Korea. Great acting, Song is one of my favorite actors, he is amazing in this movie, but all the cast is to be praised. The story is very well told, it grips you to the screen from start to finish and it is not a small movie. I knew part of the troubled history of Korea by i had no idea this massacred ever existed. The way the director gets us there is no short of an amazing accomplishment, you never feel the movie is too long or just going trough the motions, it involves you in the story, you really feel like you are there.
Original Language ko
Runtime 2 hr 17 min (137 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Action, Drama, History
Director Hun Jang
Writer Yu-na Eom
Actors Kang-ho Song, Thomas Kretschmann, Hae-Jin Yoo, Jun-Yeol Ryu
Country South Korea
Awards 21 wins & 32 nominations.
Production Company The Lamp
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Cooke S4/i and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arri Alexa XT Plus, Cooke S4/i and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak), D-Cinema