Song Kang-ho won best actor at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival for “A Taxi Driver” on Thursday.
It was his second win after “The Show Must Go on” 10 years ago.
“A Taxi Driver” looks at the horrors of the military crackdown on the Gwangju democratic uprising in May 1980.
Song plays a taxi driver who takes a German journalist to the center of the protests, unaware of the impending danger.
The film passed the 1 million viewer mark on Thursday, the second day of its run.