Based on the true story of South Korea’s first serial killer… when women start turning up dead in a small town in South Korea in 1986, two reluctantly-partnered cops resolve to bring the killer to justice. But it was a very different world then, and without DNA testing or modern forensics the investigators are forced to rely mainly on intuition and brute force. At times both touching and humorous, Memories of Murder is a riveting tale of a mysterious killer and the ceaseless pressure on those charged with stopping his rampage. —Palm Pictures
BONG Joon-ho studied Sociology at the Yonsei University and graduated from the Korean Film Academy. By 1995 he made three short films Memories in My Frame, White Man and Incoherence. He wrote and directed his first feature, Barking Dogs Never Bite, which won a Fipresci Award at the Hong Kong Film Festival in 2001. His second feature Memories of Murder won the Silver Shell award for the best director in San Sebastian Film Festival in 2003. In 2006 his third feature film, The Host, was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. —london.korean-culture.org
This is not a murder mystery. Nor is it a Who-Dun-it. Rather it is a study in individual human nature and how that can change given time and circumstances. The final scene, the final line, the final word, is perhaps the most chilling thing I've ever seen in a movie.
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