Memories of Murder (2003)

Memories of Murder (2003)

Memories of Murder (2003)

Set in mid-1980s South Korea, two ill-equipped detectives are pitted against the country's first serial killer in this crime thriller based on true events.

Park (Song Kang-Ho) and Cho (Kim Roi-Ha) are two thuggish detectives assigned to a double murder investigation. When the murderer strikes several more times with the same pattern, the unprepared detectives realize that they are chasing South Korea's first documented serial killer. Relying on merely basic skills, Park and Jo attempt to solve the case.

2003Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language and sex scenes.132 minsSouth KoreaKorean with English subtitles
CrimeDramaMysteryThrillerTrue Story & BiographyWorld Cinema

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Variety

Variety

Establishes Bong as a helmer with a distinct vision of his own, supported by a strong cast that's totally at one with the material.

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Total Film

Total Film

A superior drama that gives a familiar genre a refreshing new twist.

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Time Out

Time Out

"...tremendous performances from his [director Joon-Ho Bong's] stars and supporting cast alike."

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Memories of Murder is such a taut, effective thriller it's a shame you have to read subtitles to gauge just how good a movie it is.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Shifting the focus away from the crimes and onto the desperate measures to detect them, this is a compelling mix of docu-dramatic realism and stylised character study.

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