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Release Date:
2 May 2003 (South Korea) See more »
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In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
21 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Walking in Dangerous Rain See more (142 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
Hee-Bong Byun ... Sergeant Koo Hee-bong (as Hie-bong Byeon)
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
Deok-jae Jo ... Investigator
In-sun Jung ... Girl in Ending Scene (as In-seon Jeong)
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-Ryoung 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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Trivia:
Screenwriter Eun-hee Kim (Sign, Phantom) is attached to a television adaptation with the working title Signal, to be aired on SBS in 2015.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Several characters are seen wearing white iPod-style earbuds. Earbuds of this style did not exist before 2001.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:
Referenced in A Dirty Carnival (2006)See more »

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30 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Walking in Dangerous Rain, 29 March 2006
Author: Ann Murray (hagfish) from United States

Since a synopsis would be redundant here, I'll confine myself to praise alone.

Each positive comment that precedes this is accurate. I watched this movie yesterday. I couldn't take my eyes off it. Everything taking place on screen was riveting, from the simple act of walking down a dark lonely road in the rain, to a wild chase by three desperate detectives. This movie held me in thrall.

As a new viewer of Asian movies, I try to analyze the reason I tend not to be interested in western works any longer. I finally came to the conclusion that it has to do with the accessibility of the players. They seem to be people first, actors by choice, and stars, by the public making them so.

In Memories of Murder, I saw this human factor almost too painfully. By the end of the story, I was in tears. Even now, the mood prevails. It's been so long since these crimes took place, and I don't know absolutely that they remain unsolved, but I think it's the case, and I think about that, and how frustrating it still must be to those who worked on the case.

The actors have become the people in my mind, and the horrible sense of defeat that becomes palpable eventually, is heartbreaking. When one relates to the inroads made on the health; mental and physical; of the detectives, who are ultimately portrayed as tireless and completely dedicated to the case, you realize that you've watched something that is historic. You have seen the probable truth.

The way this movie draws you into it, so that you are walking through dangerous rain, with a warning shout in your throat, points to the brilliance of the director and the players.

It is difficult to say, "I love this movie", just as it is hard to say, I love Silence of the Lambs, because love is a peculiar word to use for such fare.

But yes, I love it for the fact that during it, I was in a small village in South Korea in a terrible era of sirens blaring, military dictatorship, and the hopeless pursuit of a serial killer. I landed back here in this time and place with a thud, only after turning off the DVD player, and going to the kitchen for a glass of water. While I was caught there mentally---I felt the desperation, and I felt the defeat and the sorrow of the detectives, who were essentially decent enough human beings when all was said and done.

There are not many movies that can time-travel you into their present. This will do it.

I most seriously recommend that you view the interviews with the director and the stars (all of them are stars of a special kind in my mind) in order to dispel some of the hold the story will have on you.

These are incredibly interesting people, and it's a sheer joy to see them smiling and peaceful. They're intelligent, educated and articulate. The younger members of the cast, the less seasoned, are so beautiful in their desire to do it right.

They definitely did it right. They were wonderful, and they thanked the interviewer. How lovely that was to see.

I watched the movie using the English subtitles rather than the English dubbing because I wanted the authenticity. The subtitles were very good.

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