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K-Cinema Screening & Social: A Taxi Driver (Dec. 13) image

K-Cinema Screening & Social: A Taxi Driver (Dec. 13)

May, 1980. Man-seob (Song Kang-ho) is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives hand-to-mouth, raising his young daughter alone after the loss of his wife. One day he hears about a foreigner who's willing to pay big money for a drive down to the city of Gwangju and back. Not knowing that the customer is a German journalist (Thomas Kretschmann) determined to investigate rumors of political protests and violent suppression, Man-seob eagerly takes the job and the two start off on their fateful journey. 

Based on actual events, director Jang Hoon's A Taxi Driver (2017) was a huge box office hit upon release in 2017, evoking a painful but pivotal chapter in contemporary Korean history during the country's march to democratization. The film earned top prizes in Korea, including Best Film, Best Actor (Song Kang-ho), and Best Music at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Best Film at the Daejong Film Awards. 

In Korean with English subtitles. 137 Minutes.

WHAT: A Taxi Driver (택시운전사)

WHEN: Thursday, December 13 @ 6:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW) 

HOW: RSVP HERE or scroll down to the form below (required)