Memories of Murder Poster

Release Date: 2003

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
In 1986, Park (Song Kang-ho) and Cho (Kim Roi-ha) are two simple-minded detectives assigned to a double murder investigation in a South Korean province. But when the murderer strikes several more times with the same pattern, the detectives realize that they are chasing the country's first documented serial killer. Relying on only their basic skills and tools, Park and Jo attempt to piece together the clues and solve the case in this thriller based on true events.

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Sang-kyung Kim, Kim Roi-ha, Song Jae-ho, Hie-bong Byeon, Park Noh-shik, Hae-il Park, Seo-hie Ko

Director: Joon-ho Bong

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Keywords: Dark, 1980s, Mystery, Pursuit, Investigation, Police station

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Uses dark humor, incisive characterizations and social commentary to infuse its familiar detective tale with a distinctive flair. show more

  • What's most remarkable about it is the way Bong builds real suspense and plays the chilling moments straight while leaving himself room for nonsense and horseplay. He seems completely at ease with the marriage of the silly with the serious. Only time can reveal whether he's a master filmmaker, but this, at least, is a masterful performance. show more

  • What seems like a meandering comedy of police ineptitude eventually tightens into a gripping character study that defies genre conventions. show more

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