Memories of Murder

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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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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 & Crew

Song Kang-ho
Det. Park Doo-Man
Sang-kyung Kim
Det. Seo Tae-Yoon
Kim Roi-ha
Det. Cho Yong-Koo
Song Jae-ho
Sgt. Shin Dong-Chul
Hie-bong Byeon
Sgt. Koo Hee-Bong
Seo-hie Ko
Officer Kwon Kwi-ok
Mi-Seon Jeon
Kwok Seol-yung
Young-hwa Seo
Eon Deok-nyeo
Joon-ho Bong
Screenwriter
Sung Bo Shim
Screenwriter
Moo Ryung Kim
Producer
Jong-yun No
Producer
Kang-bok Lee
Executive Producer
Hyung Koo Kim
Cinematographer
Sun-min Kim
Film Editor
Tarô Iwashiro
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Critic Reviews for Memories of Murder

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Audience Reviews for Memories of Murder

  • Mar 07, 2015
    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.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 07, 2013
    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.
    Pierluigi P Super Reviewer
  • Jun 12, 2013
    One of the best murder mystery films of all time! Based on a true story and an absolute must see!
    ZACHO D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 10, 2013
    Amidst civil war, an under-manned, under-funded, and unprepared police department are faced with a serial killer. Mindblowing!
    Marcus W Super Reviewer

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