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Release Date:
2 May 2003 (South Korea) See more »
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Plot:
In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
13 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Left me in AWE! See more (134 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kang-ho Song ... Detective Park Doo-man

Sang-kyung Kim ... Detective Seo Tae-yoon
Roe-ha Kim ... Detective Cho Yong-koo
Jae-ho Song ... Sergeant Shin Dong-chul
Hie-bong Byeon ... Sergeant Koo Hee-bong
Seo-hie Ko ... Officer Kwon Kwi-ok
No-shik Park ... Baek Kwang-ho

Hae-il Park ... Park Hyeon-gyu

Mi-seon Jeon ... Kwok Seol-yung
Young-hwa Seo ... Eon Deok-nyeo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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 ... Investigator
Ha-kyeong Kim ... Lee Han-suk
Joo-ryeong Kim ... Nurse
Byung-gil Kwun ... Doctor
Jae-eung Lee ... Boy in Opening Scene
Yong Oh ... Cop
Jin-woo Park ... Broadcast Station AD
Tae-kyeong Park ... Detective Colleague
Sung-bo Shim ... Photojournalist
Kang-gook Son ... Detective
Seung-mok Yoo ... Journalist

Directed by
Joon-ho Bong  (as Joon Ho Bong)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joon-ho Bong  writer (as Joon Ho Bong)
Kwang-rim Kim  play
Sung-bo Shim  writer

Produced by
Seoung-Jae Cha .... producer
Jae-Won Choi .... co-executive producer
Moo Ryung Kim .... producer
Kang-bok Lee .... executive producer
Jong-yun No .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tarô Iwashiro 
 
Cinematography by
Hyung-ku Kim 
 
Film Editing by
Sun-min Kim 
 
Production Design by
Seong-hie Ryu 
 
Art Direction by
Seong-hie Ryu 
 
Set Decoration by
Hong-sam Yang 
 
Costume Design by
Yu-sun Kim 
 
Makeup Department
Hee Eun Lee .... special makeup effects artist
 
Sound Department
Byung-Ha Lee .... sound
Seung-yeop Lee .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Jong Ik Kang .... visual effects supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Yong-gi Lee .... colorist
 
Other crew
Bob Buchholz .... english language director
Eung Jun Lee .... martial arts choreographer
 

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Also Known As:
"Salinui chueok" - South Korea (original title)
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Runtime:
131 min | Canada:129 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Germany:127 min (Filmfest Hamburg) | USA:132 min | Argentina:128 min
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Joon-ho Bong has stated that the script for Memories of Murder (2003) was directly influenced by Alan Moore's comic book From Hell, and that he was also "a bit disappointed with the Hughes brothers' film of it."See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 Park Doo-Man:Once this dries, the stain will form the shape of the murderer's face.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Body Heat (1981)See more »

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43 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Left me in AWE!, 9 December 2005
Author: spook-19 from United Arab Emirates

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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