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A Taxi Driver

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A Taxi Driver
Taeksi Unjeonsa
Theatrical release poster
Country South Korean flag.jpg South Korea
Directed by Jang Hoon
Release Date 2017
Language Korean
Studio The Lamp
Distributor Showbox/Mediaplex (South Korea)
Well Go USA Entertainment (USA)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Kim Man-seob Song Kang-ho
Jürgen "Peter" Hinzpeter Thomas Kretschmann
Hwang Tae-sool Yoo Hae-jin
Gu Jae-sik Ryu Jun-yeol
DSC Chief Choi Gwi-hwa

A Taxi Driver (Korean title: 택시운전사, Taeksi unjeonsa) is a 2017 Korean action-drama film. Set in 1980 during the military dictatorship of Chun Doo-hwan, the film, which is based on true events, follows Kim Man-seob (Song Kang-ho), a poor taxi driver from Seoul who offers to drive German journalist Jürgen "Peter" Hinzpeter (Thomas Kretschmann) to the blockaded city of Gwangju during the Gwangju Uprising, unaware of the Korean military's severe crackdown on the city's protesting citizens and any witnesses of the event. Despite the mostly fictional depiction of the taxi driver who drove the real Jürgen Hinzpeter to Gwangju, the film still received local and international acclaim for its unique depiction of the Gwangju Uprising, and was nominated as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 90th Academy Awards.

The following weapons were used in the film A Taxi Driver:


Colt M1911A1

The officers of the ROK Army's Defense Security Command use Colt M1911A1s as their sidearm.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
The DSC Chief (Choi Gwi-hwa) racks his 1911...
...and puts it to Gu Jae-sik (Ryu Jun-yeol)'s head.
The chief officer aims his 1911 at Man-seob in the film's climax.
A DSC officer aims his 1911 at a taxi.
A close-up.
The chief officer aims his pistol at the taxis.
The chief officer reloads his pistol.

Semi-Automatic Rifles

M1 Carbine

The soldiers at the ROK Army's blockade of Gwangju use the M1 Carbine.

M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
SFC. Park (Um Tae-goo) holds his M1 as he approaches Man-seob's taxi.
A soldier performing drills with an M1 on their back.
Park and the other ROK officers at the blockade with their M1s ready as Man-seob's taxi arrives behind them.
Park questions Man-seob while holding his rifle.
Another ROK officer questions Peter in English while holding his rifle.
Park orders Man-seob at gunpoint to get out of the taxi.
Park aims his M1 at Man-seob.
The other officers aim their rifles at Man-seob.
The officers fire their rifles at Man-seob's taxi as it escapes.

Assault Rifles

Colt M16A1

The Colt M16A1 is used by the ROK Army throughout the film.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Colt M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Two soldiers with M16A1s assault a protester.
Peter's camera films two soldiers dragging a protestor away. M16s can be seen strapped to their back.
A soldier drags a protestor away. Another M16 can be seen on their backs.
The soldiers fire their rifles at the protestors.
Ditto again.
A close-up of the M16's trigger.
A close-up of the rifle's barrel.
A casing is ejected from the rifle as a soldier fires the rifle at a protestor.
The soldiers firing their M16s.

Machine Guns

Browning M1919A6

A Browning M1919A6 is seen at the ROK Army's blockade of a road to Gwangju.

M1919A6, late WWII manufacture with muzzle booster - .30-06 Springfield
The machine gun (on the left) as Man-seob and Peter first arrive at the blockade.
The machine gun is seen again as Man-seob gets ready to drive past the blockade in the film's climax.
The machine gun next to SFC. Park (Um Tae-goo) as he watches the taxi drive away.


Smoke canister launchers

Smoke canister launchers are used by the ROK Army to disperse the rioters throughout the film.

Man-seob arrives at a blockaded road in Seoul. The soldiers there have arranged makeshift blockades using smoke canister launchers.
A canister launcher mounted to a military truck can be seen on the bottom-right of this image.
A truck-mounted launcher fires smoke canisters at the protestors in Gwangju.
The smoke canisters land on the streets.
Another mounted smoke launcher fires at the protestors.

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