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Memories of MurderĀ 


The discovery in 1986 of two raped and murdered women becomes the beginning of a hunt for a serial killer who strikes on rainy nights. Bong Joon-hoā€™s second film as a director showed that he was a talent to reckon with. Inspired by a real-life case (still unsolved at the time), Bong fashioned a thriller where a group of cops figure out how the killer operates, but still clumsily move from one suspect to another; incompetence and emotional drama dominate the investigation, leading to several brilliantly directed, chaotic scenes. The film is exciting and darkly handsome, combining comedy and thrills, aided by a lively cast.

2003-South Korea. 131 min. Color. Produced byĀ Cha Seoung-jae, Kim Moo-ryoung, No Jong-yun. Directed byĀ Bong Joon-ho. Screenplay: Bong Joon-ho, Shim Sung-bo. Play: Kim Kwang-rim (ā€Come to See Meā€). Cinematography: Kim Hyung-koo. Cast: Song Kang-ho (Park Doo-man), Kim Sang-kyung (Seo Tae-yoon), Kim Roi-ha (Cho Yong-koo), Song Jae-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Go Seo-hee.

Trivia: Original title: Sarinui chueok. Ā 

Last word: ā€œI made ā€˜Memories of Murderā€™ 17 years after the real events. And so I threw myself into the research. I interviewed everyone I could, detectives, local journalists, but one person escaped, the murderer himself. I always wondered what he looked like, about his face. I became so obsessed that he started to appear in my dreams. There has been discussion about whether he has seen it. Some people say he has watched it many times. A policeman told me that [the murderer] watched and thought it was mediocre.ā€ (Bong, Yahoo)



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