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2009: Lost Memories (2002)

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A failed assassination attempt in Harbin, China in 1909 changes the course of history. Now two JBI agents must find the connections between it and an ancient Korean artifact.

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Credited cast:
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Sakamoto
Tôru Nakamura ...
Saigo
Jin-ho Seo ...
Haerin
Goo Shin ...
Takahashi
Chun Ho-jin ...
Elder
Kil-Kang Ahn ...
Myunghak
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Rick Burford ...
Myunghak / CLA Goatee (voice)
Victor Carsrud ...
Surveillance (voice)
Luci Christian ...
Yuriko (voice)
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Haerin (voice)
Masaaki Daimon
Marty Fleck ...
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Junhwan / Barkeep 1 (voice)
Jay Hickman ...
Hideyo / Young Council / Barkeep 2 (voice)
Shôhei Imamura
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Storyline

There are breakpoints in the history, the result of a single event may change the whole course... In 1909, an assassination attempt of a Japanese governor fails - the assassin was shot by a soldier. Now, in 2009, Korea is just another state of the Japan Empire and Seoul has become a major city. A Korean resistance group called Hureisenjin is formed to fight for liberty and independence. Two cops, a Japanese and a Korean (who denies his heritage) are investigating the actions of this "terrorist" group. And their work lead them to an artifact of the ancient Korean religion of "Sun and Moon". Written by Cem Kocak(ckocak@sunguru.com)

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Rated R for pervasive strong violence | See all certifications »
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1 February 2002 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

2009 Memórias Perdidas  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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When Sakamoto dives behind the couch you can see that next to his gun holster, on the back of the couch, there is a mound exactly where the squib for the gunshot is going to go off. See more »

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References Ahn Jung-geun, Patriot (1972) See more »

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Actually Worth the 136 minutes!
19 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

An interesting opening and superb ending make up for a few less than stellar plot transitions as Lost Memories is one Action Drama that I won't soon forget. The music really complements this film and allows the slow motion sequences to make an impact. As for action its fairly standard and the acting is good but not award caliber. A solid Action drama with a few brief Science Fiction moments. Mixing Both Japanese (mostly the first half) and Korean the rest of the way, Lost Memories2009 is amongst a growing wave of multicultural/national Pan Asian films that could find an audience outside of Asia with a bit more exposure.

If a 100 is Perfect 81/100


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