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Memories of Murder (2003)

Salinui chueok (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2 May 2003 (South Korea)
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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... See full summary »

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Detective Seo Tae-yoon
Roe-ha Kim ...
Detective Cho Yong-koo
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Sergeant Shin Dong-chul
Hie-bong Byeon ...
Sergeant Koo Hee-bong
Seo-hie Ko ...
Officer Kwon Kwi-ok
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Baek Kwang-ho
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Park Hyeon-gyu
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Kwok Seol-yung
Young-hwa Seo ...
Eon Deok-nyeo
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Bong-gi Baek ...
Cop Dressed as Woman
Hyeon-gi Choi ...
Farmer
Jong-ryol Choi ...
Doo-man's Father
In-seon Jeong ...
Girl in Ending Scene
Deok-jae Jo ...
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$14,131 (USA) (29 July 2005)
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In order to make his character Detective Seo look properly worn-out by the stress of the case, actor Kim Sang-kyung deliberately limited his food intake and slept fewer hours. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Detective Cho Yong-koo: I only beat you up because I care about you.
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Left me in AWE!
9 December 2005 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Being a movie buff and a director in the making, I watched this film (with English subtitles, Korean not being my mother tongue), I was completely blown away by this piece of cinematic excellence. There is not a single thing about this film that I can think of in a negative connotation. I wouldn't want to give away anything about this masterpiece. All I would like to say is that this is a film not to be missed. If I want any of my movies to be globally renowned one day, I hope it resembles "memories of murder" in any form whatsoever.

This film simply belongs in the top 10 of the greatest movies ever made. 10/10.


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