Reviewed byilliyamiaoVote: 8/10
On May 18, 1980, the Gwangju incident in South Korea hoped to cover the truth through a news blackout, however, October 7, 2017 It's ironic that a region wants to block the film to prevent a memory of the 80s.
The truth of history can not be verified, just as we can not feel the emotions of the parties or their families, because the facts we now know may not be fully aware of the truth of the year, but what happened can not be forgotten It is now in what form is presented.
Reviewed byBasicLogicVote: 7/10
The DIALOG, man. What made us not easy to enjoy the Korean movies or the TV drama series, no matter how popular they are, is the stupid dialog. It's not the normal dialogs that we usually see in the Western movies, the dialog in Korean movies or drama series are not dialog between two characters or among several actors, but a monologue, a single person keeps talking to himself or herself, and such monologue is widely used to show those thoughts usually flow in one's brain. But Korean movies and TV dramas use such stupid monologue, a self-talking-to-himself(herself) to let the viewers, who in the eyes of the screenplay writers and the directors usually think the viewers are too stupid to understand what the characters in the movie or TV dramas are thinking. So most of the time in a Korean movie ( the Japanese movies and TV dramas also got such problem, but not as serious as the Korean's), talking non-stop to him(her)self, a monologue only mentally ill or born retarded, become the never-can-get-rid-of, must-have, even in self doubt scene so popularly used.
A dialog helps the viewers to understand the on-going of the storyline, the coming-up or developing scenarios or plots, but use monologue of one person keeps talking to himself or herself is just stupid and unnatural. When people start talking to himself or herself, it's a popular sign and common sense that the person who talk or murmuring to himself(herself) is reaching a deteriorating mental condition, he or she uses the mouth to carry out the thoughts in their mind or brain. It's a common symptom of aging problem. People under age 45 usually would not have such self-murmuring problem unless a mentally deterioration is underway.
But the Korean movies and TV dramas both pushing the uncontrollable talking to himself or herself a common habit to all the Koreans, no matter young or old, male or female, they all put their thoughts, their thinking in their mouths and blabbering out non-stop. If the Koreans got such talk-to-themselves problems when they are still young, even at teenage, I just could not imagine how such problem would become how serious when they become older and older.
We often saw some people talking to themselves in a supermarket or in the street, and we'd automatically consider them either too old or with mental problems, but not the Koreans, especially the Koreans in a Korean movie or TV drama, because to the Korean people, the monologue is indeed the dialog.
We've seen so many good Korean movies and TV drama series, almost all of them got such ridiculous talking-to-himself or herself. Dialog is a conversation, not a monologue, consciously, sub-consciously or unconsciously to show one's thoughts by mouth.
Reviewed byGordon-11Vote: 7/10
This film tells the story of a widowed taxi driver who picks up a well paid job without knowing what it is about. He travels to a region in riot, witnessing horrors and tragedies he could not have imagined.
"A Taxi Driver" starts off comedic, as the taxi driver uses every way to make ends meet. As the scenes of riot unfolds, the film intensely engages my attention. The senseless massacre of civilians is very sad. It is a very powerful story that will drive anyone to tears.
This is a story of a man with little heroic virtues unleashes his true self, and become a nameless hero. The fact that the journalist was unable to track the taxi driver down was particularly powerful. This film is as good as people say it is, and more.
May 1980. A Seoul taxi driver named Man-seob (SONG Kang-ho) comes across an offer too good to be true. If he drives a foreign passenger from Seoul down to Gwangju and back again before the curfew, he'll be paid the unthinkable sum of 100,000 won - enough to cover several months of unpaid rent. Without stopping to ask the details, he picks up the German reporter Peter (Thomas Kretschmann) and sets off along the highway. Although stopped by police roadblocks at the edge of Gwangju, Man-seob is desperate to earn his taxi fare, and eventually manages to find a way into the city. There they encounter students and ordinary citizens taking part in large-scale demonstrations against the government. Man-seob, alarmed by the danger in the air, pleads with Peter to go quickly back to Seoul. But Peter ignores him, and with the help of a university student Jae-sik (RYU Jun-yeol) and a Gwangju taxi driver named HWANG (YOO Hai-jin), begins shooting with his news camera. As time passes the situation ...