United States: August 11 2017
Ranking: 1,486 out of 15,439 movies (up 15)
Based on a real story. May 1980, South Korea. Man-Seob, a taxi driver from Seul (Song Kang-Ho), meets an offer too good to be real: if he takes and brings back a foreigner from Seul to Gwangju before the curfew, he will be paid 100,000 won, a money more than enough to cover the rent, which he hasn't paid in a few months. Without asking any details, Man-Seob decides to pick up the German journalist Peter (Thomas Kretschmann) and starts his journey. He's detained by the police at the entrance of Gwangju, but Man-Seob is decided to win that extra money and he manages to find a way into the city. There, both him and Peter will encounter students and citizens joined in a riot agains the government.