The Korean movie "A Taxi Driver" has been selected as the South Korean entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.
The film's distributor Showbox revealed the selection Monday while noting that only one film from each country can enter the foreign language category.
Actor Song Kang-ho who plays the title role in "A Taxi Driver" also appeared in "The Throne" and "The Age of Shadows" which were the Korean entries for the previous two Academy Awards.
On this year's choice, the selection committee said that "A Taxi Driver," based on real life events, well depicted Korea's unique situation of the era while addressing human rights and democratization in Asia.
This year's biggest box office hit in South Korea is the story of Seoul taxi driver Kim Man-seob who drove a German journalist to the city of Gwangju during the democratic uprising.
The late Jurgen Hinzpeter then broke the story of the 1980 democratic uprising in Korea to the world.