"I'm just a taxi driver," adapted to the real story, in the face of force, the face of power, we chose to be helpless or brave to break the wall?

You have to be involved, and the worst of times can become the best of times.

Yang Lizhou

In the 1980 's, it was the best and worst of the Korean democratic process, 圤, a long-time authoritarian dictator, was assassinated in 1979, and the people still have hope for liberal democracy in this turbulent age, but the dictator dies, the crumbling power struggles are about to be born, and 圤 's hand, Hwan, has a large military presence, In December the same year launched a double 12 coup, the highest military.

The following year, May 17, 1980, Hwan declared the national martial law, the people's desire for democracy and freedom to burn all over the protests reactionary, local uprising, with no freedom or death of the solemn and stirring, college students launched the student movement, protests such as dominoes collapse, shaking South Korea, rolling quartet. May 18, 1980, Hwan ordered repression, especially in Gwang-ju, the strongest protest, land, sea and air forces with "gorgeous holiday" as the Code of Action, into the Gwang-ju crackdown, massacre of people, and blockade of internal and external roads and communications.

Gu City of the people of Gwang-ju, with their own strength to rob Arsenal organized militia, confrontation with the government 9 days, was eventually a large number of military "clear", Blood-ju, hwan president, the incident ended. History says that from May 18, 1980 to 27th it was a democratic movement for the urbanization.

"I'm just a taxi driver," with the Gwang-ju event as the axis, adapted from a real story, told a taxi driver carrying a German journalist Sinzpet into the blockade of Gwang-ju, photographed the bloody repression of the facts, to show us the stories of the people in the turbulent era of the misery and Lotte, only to face up to the past, participate in the future, You can live in the age of freedom you expect.

Empathy of the little people perspective: the small evil of man, there are some forced

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Korean drama is good at small people to bring out the real face of human nature, you like in the film to see the struggle in their lives, life does not kill you, but always some time to let you lose hope.

"I'm just a taxi driver" in the protagonist-Jinwan, widowed, a poor driver of a woman, his life without ambition, and not keen on the seemingly unrelated to the political issues, see college students in the street protest, his mouth broken read, than the ideal better life. He is such a person, carrying pregnant women rushed to the hospital, the guest forgot to take money to read two sentences, finally said: "Production smooth"; see the wife fell down the road, the first to ask if there is no money to pay fares, think and reluctant, back to the old lady to help on the train. (Recommended:"Hundred Jobs Book" Tokyo Women's Movement will: only the taxi driver to see the scenery of life )

He also has some little people's goodness, you also understand, those small rape small evil but all is facing the life the last resort, to the tiny person, the bosom ideal is too lofty, survives is only then has to have the first affair.

Facing the wall of power, we can only do nothing to apologize?

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In such a role setting, Jinwan's life goal is to live a good life and make money-including some harmless little tricks. He intercepted other people's business, Yincuoyangcha to German journalist Sinzpet, all the way to the Gwang-ju-he did not know that Gwang-ju is experiencing the bloody repression of human purgatory.

You follow the plot, look at the small characters such as Jinwan-like a gathering of people who are indifferent to the social masses, the perception of the world by the immediate violence of the overthrow.

Originally, the country is not always a national defending the existence, one day this your loyal trust of the country, use burn and kill to trample life, use power to oppress your life; Originally, when you face the power wall, the power structure of the decay, the power of the unscrupulous, all let you feel powerless, can only constantly say sorry, sorry for the dignity, sorry the integrity, Sorry, goodness, it's all about living. (Recommended reading: always stand at the end of the egg!) 25 shocking photos to show you the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong

The protagonist Jinwan, saw the people of Gwang-ju by the military police, the scene of indiscriminate shooting, based on the health of human conscience and empathy, his life to ruthlessly subversion, only a taxi driver of him, what else can do? Is it possible to change the country's ideals? As a father, he must survive, because he has a daughter to take care of, with the guilt and ambivalence of his mind, before leaving Gwang-ju, watching the way to help their partners, looking back at the brutal repression of Gwang-ju still happened, he can only say sorry, only a mouthful of sorry and full of tears.

Become the change that you want to see in the age of decay

In the face of the necessary evil of the birth of power, you will because the heart has love, so can not bear the world decadent, if not change the structure, that let us clear conscience: When a good person, do some good.

In the end, Jinwan still drove back to the scene of the unrest, the world is askew, and his understanding of society is changing with his own eyes, from the political sense of the little man to the taxi driver who got up to participate in the protests, seemingly a huge change, but this change comes from the empathy he has always had. Later, he experienced a real protest movement, with his life experience to experience the importance of democratic freedom, those who indiscriminately fell on the people of the sticks, tread on his footprints, in his eyes to be shot at random students ... He felt the shock of oppression at the scene, the neglected helplessness, the so-called injustice is no longer vague, but his experience, these shocks have repeatedly disintegrated his views on the government, democracy, he experienced a living experience of the importance of resistance, life and human conscience and the same, let him make a choice. (Recommended reading: dedicated to Taiwan and Hong Kong sleepless nights: A gentle revolutionary song to find Courage )

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The whole film you will see the real human entanglements, feel the protagonist facing the impact of the value of helplessness, but I think every encounter in life, let us think, let's ask ourselves, because of different life experience, growth, to understand the society, make their own choice. As Yang Lizhou director said, you will understand that people always say "the worst is the best of times" what it means, is due to the age of decay, so you can join in, choose the change you want to see, and take it. (same field Gayon:"not film review" Forever Lost "Golden age", soft and sonorous Xiao Hong )