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Memories of Murder (2003)

Salinui chueok (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2 May 2003 (South Korea)
In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho... See full summary »

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Detective Doo-man Park
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Detective Tae-yoon Seo
Roe-ha Kim ...
Detective Yong-koo Cho
Jae-ho Song ...
Sergeant Dong-chul Shin
Hie-bong Byeon ...
Sergeant Hee-bong Koo
Seo-hie Ko ...
Officer Kwi-ok Kwon
No-shik Park ...
Kwang-ho Baek
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Hyeon-gyu Park
Jong-ryol Choi ...
Du-man's father
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Seol-yung Kwok
In-seon Jeong
Ha-kyeong Kim
Jae-eung Lee
Young-hwa Seo
Ji-ru Sung
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In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho Yong-koo, two brutal and stupid local detectives without any technique, investigate the murder using brutality and torturing the suspects, without any practical result. The Detective Seo Tae-Yoon from Seoul comes to the country to help the investigations and is convinced that a serial-killer is killing the women. When a third woman is found dead in the same "modus-operandi", the detectives find leads of the assassin. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,380 (Hong Kong) (5 March 2004)

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$14,131 (USA) (29 July 2005)
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The film took place between 1986 and 1991 in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province. See more »

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The letter from the FBI about the semen DNA testing is signed by director Clarence M. Kelly. Kelly was director from 1973-1978. William H. Webster was director in 1986. See more »

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Detective Park Doo-Man: Fuck, I don't know.
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Best crime/detective film ever
10 November 2004 | by (Vilnius, Lithuania) – See all my reviews

My "one line summary" might be too subjective (well it's just an opinion after all), but that's what kind of thought came to my mind after seeing this film. It just sucked me in and didn't let away until the ending credits appeared. I'm really not a fan of this genre which is popular in various "detective" TV series but this film was something exceptional. A perfectly made detective film based on a real shocking murder case in S.Korea in 80's. This is a must see Korean film for everybody and this must be a real pearl for those who love detective stories because perhaps it's the best detective film ever...

I give it a 10/10 this film is worth it.


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