A Taxi Driver (2017)

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Date Created: 04/08/2018
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A Taxi Driver (Hangul: 택시운전사; Hanja: 택시運轉士; RR: Taeksi Unjeonsa) is a 2017 South Korean historical action[3] drama film directed by Jang Hoon, with Song Kang-ho starring in the title role, alongside Thomas Kretschmann.[4][5] The film centers on a taxi driver from Seoul, who unintentionally becomes involved in the events of the Gwangju Democratization Movement in 1980. The film was released on August 2, 2017 in South Korea.[6] It was selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[7][8] The film was a commercial success, and was also the second highest grossing film of 2017.[9]
Budget: ₩15 billion
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A Taxi Driver
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Hangul택시운전사
Hanja택시運轉士
Revised RomanizationTaeksi Unjeonsa
 
Directed byJang Hoon
Produced byPark Un-kyoungChoi Ki-sup
Written byEom Yu-na
StarringSong Kang-hoThomas Kretschmann
Music byJo Yeong-wook
CinematographyGo Nak-seon
Edited byKim Sang-bumKim Jae-bum
Productioncompany
The Lamp
Distributed byShowbox
Release date
  • August 2, 2017 (2017-08-02)
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Running time
137 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKoreanEnglishGerman
Budget₩15 billion[1](roughly US$13.8 million)
Box officeUS$88.7 million(south korea)[2]