Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder

Bong Joon-ho (2003)

130min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Bong Joon-ho's simmering police procedural is inspired by the unsolved crimes of South Korea's first serial killer. The investigation brings together impulsive small-town cop Song Kang-ho and his city superior, Kim Sang-kyung, and it's their relationship that provides the focus here as much as the search for the rapist who has claimed ten victims on a sadistic killing spree. Initially, there's a comic edge to the town versus country posturing, as Song tries to frame a local man with learning difficulties. But the tone grows darker once female officer Koh Seo-hee establishes a link with a radio request show and Kim begins to succumb to the pressures of making an arrest.

Cast & Crew

Detective Park Doo-man Song Kang-ho
Detective Seo Tae-yoon Kim Sang-kyung
Detective Cho Yong-koo Kim Rwe-ha
Sergeant Shin Dong-chul Song Jae-ho
Sergeant Koo Hee-bong Byun Hee-bong
Baek Kwang-ho Park Noh-sik
Park Hyun-kyu Park Hae-il
Officer Kweon Kwi-ok Koh Seo-hee
Director Bong Joon-ho
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Other Information

Language: Korean +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Optimum ReleasingAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 13 Aug 2004