Asia and the Pacific Screens
Taxi Blues 택시블루스
5:00pm - 7:00pm
05 Sep 2013
Lecture Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU
Director Choiha Dongha 최하동하
2005, 100 mins
Korean with English subtitles
This movie offers a candid, compelling and at times uncomfortable glimpse into the lives of the approximately 70,000 taxi drivers operating in Seoul. Director Choi-ha spent a summer as a driver in this city of over 10 million people with a hidden camera placed under the rearview mirror. While the movie shows that passengers are often happy to reveal very intimate details about their personal lives with their driver, it also documents the considerable contempt and aggression the drivers are regularly subjected to. Winner of Best Asian Feature Documentary Film at the 2006 Syracuse International Film and Video Festival.
The film screening will be followed by a short discussion.
This film is part of the monthly film series Asia and the Pacific Screens, sponsored by the Australian Centre on China in the World.