As a result of a military coup in December, 1979 Chong Du-hvan becomes the South Korean president. After execution of student's demonstration in the city of Gwangju locals decide to oppose the mode in large quantities. The dictator throws military units on suppression of a revolt. At this time the reporter of the German newspaper who has appeared in Tokyo decides to get into Gwangju to inform the outside world of the truth on what is created in Korea. To bring the German to the combat zone and back the ordinary Seoul taxi driver Mang-sop who since morning didn't even represent that he should disappear from military patrols soon has to.