Memories of Murder (2003, South Korea)


Starring: Song Kang-Ho, Kim Sang-Kyung, Kim Roe-Ha
Director: Bong Joon_Ho
Genre: Crime, Mystery, History
Language: Korean
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My Rating: 5/5

“1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about a serial murderer grow louder.

A special task force is set up in the area, with two local detectives Park Doo-Man and Jo Young-Goo  joined by a detective from Seoul who requested to be assigned to the case, Seo Tae-Yoon. Park personifies the policeman who goes with his instincts and his fists, bloodily challenging every small-time crook in the area to confess. In contrast, Seo pores over evidentiary documents related to the case and inevitably the clash of styles leads to tense rivalry.

From the fact that not a single hair is ever found at the scene, Park takes off to search the area’s temples and public baths for people with follicular disease, while Seo finds a pattern in the evidence of women wearing red on a rainy day as the victim’s profile. On a rainy day, the detectives set up a trap in order to forestall another murder. The next day however, yet another woman is found murdered – with an umbrella speared through her pubis. The solution to the murders grows fainter and drives the detectives to ever greater despair.”

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