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Director:
Writers:
Joon-ho Bong (writer)
Kwang-rim Kim (writer)
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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:
14 wins & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(181 articles)
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User Reviews:
Best crime/detective film ever See more (107 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
Jong-ryol Choi ... Du-man's father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mi-seon Jeon ... Kwok Seol-yung
In-seon Jeong
Ha-kyeong Kim
Jae-eung Lee
Young-hwa Seo
Ji-ru Sung
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Directed by
Joon-ho Bong 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joon-ho Bong  writer
Kwang-rim Kim  writer
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 
 
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
 
Other crew
Bob Buchholz .... english language director
Eung Jun Lee .... martial arts choreographer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Salinui chueok" - South Korea (original title)
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Runtime:
Canada:129 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Germany:127 min (Filmfest Hamburg) | South Korea:130 min | USA:132 min | Argentina:128 min
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Trivia:
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:
Continuity: When Detective Seo Tae-Yoon's gun is tossed away from his hands by Park Hyeon-gyu, the gun is seen landing to the left of the train tracks from the camera's point of view. Moments later, when the detective returns to pick it up, the gun is seen lying on the train tracks itself.See more »
Quotes:
Rape suspect:But... is wanking a crime?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Anasuya (2007)See more »

FAQ

Can someone please explain the ending of this movie?
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124 out of 155 people found the following review useful.
Best crime/detective film ever, 10 November 2004
Author: Jonas from Vilnius, Lithuania

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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