Memories of Murder 15

살인의 추억

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This film was last shown on 15 October 2020

Before Parasite, South Korean superstar Bong Joon-ho directed this unmissable true-crime drama. A box office smash at home when it was released in 2003, for years Bong’s second feature has been nearly impossible to see in the UK, but it’s finally getting the big screen treatment it deserves in this newly remastered 4K re-release.

Inspired by the true story of South Korea’s first serial killer, the film follows Seoul detective Seo Tae-yoon (Parasite’s Song Kang-ho) as he investigates a series of brutal murders in Gyeonggi Province in 1989. Like Bong’s later work, the film masterfully blends serious drama with biting social satire and pitch-black comedy as it skewers the incompetence of the local police force and Song’s bungling detective, who quickly finds himself in over his head.

Voted the best South Korean film of all in time in a 2014 poll by the Korean Film Archive, Memories of Murder is an utterly unique entry into the true-crime genre that’s a must see for fans of Bong’s work, as well as anyone who loved David Fincher’s Seven and Zodiac.


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Bong joon-ho
South Korea
2 hours 11 minutes
Song Kang-ho


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