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Press Release Well Go U.S.A. Press Release: A Taxi Driver (Blu-ray)

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    South Korea’s Foreign Language Oscar® Submission

    “A richly imagined tribute to a working-class hero.” ~ Sheri Linden, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

    “… a heartfelt appreciation of ordinary people turned heroes in extraordinary circumstances.”​
    ~ Barbara VanDenburgh, ARIZONA REPUBLIC


    “Song’s brilliantly layered performance … is almost certain to garner the actor
    serious awards attention.” ~ James Marsh, SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
    A TAXI DRIVER

    Directed by Jang Hoon
    and Starring Song Kang-Ho & Thomas Kretschmann

    Available on Blu-ray™ April 17


    PLANO, TEXAS. (March 12, 2018) – Based on a true story, A TAXI DRIVER, which represented South Korea as its official entry in the 2018 Academy Awards® best foreign-language film category, debuts on Blu-ray April 17 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Described by Rob Hunter of Film School Rejects as a “powerful film set in the relatively recent past, but with messages and themes that remain every bit as relevant in today’s world,” the film follows A TAXI DRIVER from Seoul, who accidentally gets involved in a German journalist’s reporting of the events of the Gwangju Uprising in 1980. Directed by Jang Hoon (The Front Line), the fifth-highest-grossing domestic film of all time in South Korea stars Song Kang-Ho (Snowpiercer), Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong, Wanted), Yoo Hai-Jin (Veteran, Pirates) and Ryu Jun-Yeol (The King).

    Synopsis:
    In this powerful true story set in 1980, a down-on-his-luck taxi driver from Seoul is hired by a foreign journalist who wants to go to the town of Gwangju for the day. They arrive to find a city under siege by the military government, with the citizens, led by a determined group of college students, rising up to demand freedom. What began as an easy fare becomes a life-or-death struggle in the midst of the Gwangju Uprising, a critical event in the history of modern South Korea.

    Country of Origin: South Korea

    A TAXI DRIVER has a runtime of approximately 137 minutes and is not rated.
    Download additional materials (including box art) at www.wellgousa.com.

    Academy Award® and Oscar® are the registered trademarks and service marks
    of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Blu-ray
    Catalog #: WGU01920B
    UPC Code: 812491019207
    Pre-Order Date: 3/13/2018
    SLP: $29.98


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