A widowed father and taxi driver who drives a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising, soon finds himself regretting his decision after being caught in the violence around him.
While Korea is occupied by the Japanese Army in 1933, the resistance plans to kill the Japanese Commander. But their plan is threatened by a traitor within their group and also the enemies' forces are hunting them down.
While Hashima Island is a real place and forced labor of Korean and Chinese nationals did take place there, the characters, plot and specific events described in the film are fictional. See more »
00:16:13 - 00:16:50 -> The band members are supposed to cross from Korea to Japan in the dirty, packed hold of a cargo ship. When they emerge from the boat in Shimonoseki, one can see it is a very modern ferry, complete with fully-enclosed, bright orange modern lifeboats, streamlined design, and all-welded hull and superstructure construction, as opposed to ships of the period, which were riveted. See more »
Like "Wolf warriors 2" this movie great not because its patriotic (really I live far away from this countries and I totally don't care), but because its great even its extreme patriotic! Why you can appreciate stupid chapiteau like Spielberg's 1941, with all his anti-jap propaganda, but can't see how serious Battleship island... or why you not crapping on explo like "Son of Saul"? So if you not like this kind of hypocrite - you really can enjoy this film. Its good in action, good in drama, actor play - really great. Hard 10 of 10.
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