Memories of Murder2003
Memories of Murder (2003)
Critic Consensus: Memories of Murder blends the familiar crime genre with social satire and comedy, capturing the all-too human desperation of its key characters.
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as Detective Park
as Detective Seo Tae-yoon
as Detective Cho
as Detective Cho Yong-koo
as Sergeant Shin
as Sgt. Shin Dong-chul
as Sergeant Koo
as Jo Byeong-sun
as Officer Kwon
as Baek Gwang-ho
as Du-man's Father
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Critic Reviews for Memories of Murder
Tracing a long, frustrating, and at times darkly funny investigation into the crimes of a rural South Korean serial killer, Memories of Murder is a thrilling and stomach-churning ride.
Bong elevates every scene with his unbelievably assured filmmaking.
Memories of Murder is a great satire of official laxity and arrogance, and its final scene is very chilling.
Most telling of all is that tone, the slow, deep nuancing of what once felt cartoonish, the antic slapstick that suddenly turns sombre. With Bong, you never see what's coming. And then you're face to face.
Audience Reviews for Memories of Murder
Bong Joon-ho uses a real Korean serial killer story as the basis for this always absorbing, terribly ironic and tragically hilarious crime drama that is both an intelligent social satire and a sharp political commentary, and he never ceases to surprise us until the very last shot.
A murder chronicle that engulfs you into its own mystique. A richly layered film with great cinematic devices, satirical and distant at first, desperate, elusive and suspenseful by the end.
"Do you see this kind of thing in Seoul often?" South Korea in 1986 under the military dictatorship: Two rural cops and a special detective from the capital investigate a series of brutal rape murder. Their crude measures become more desperate with each new corpse found. Based on a true case
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