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Memories of Murder (2003) More at IMDbPro »Salinui chueok (original title)

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Memories of Murder -- From director Bong Joon-ho (THE HOST) comes this tense psychological crime thriller based on the actual case of a serial killer.
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Memories of Murder -- From director Bong Joon-ho (THE HOST) comes this tense psychological crime thriller based on the actual case of a serial killer.

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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 »
User Reviews:
American thrillers should learn from Korean ones See more (122 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kang-ho Song ... Detective Doo-man Park
Sang-kyung Kim ... 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
Hae-il Park ... Hyeon-gyu Park
Jong-ryol Choi ... Du-man's father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mi-seon Jeon ... Seol-yung Kwok
In-seon Jeong
Ha-kyeong Kim
Jae-eung Lee
Young-hwa Seo
Ji-ru Sung

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
 
Editorial Department
Yong-gi Lee .... colorist
 
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:
Despite the film being based on a series of real murders in the Korean provincial town of Hwaeseong during the 1980s, Joon-ho Bong also drew a lot inspiration from a play called 'Come See Me' which dramatized the incidents, to the extent that he stated in an interview: "If it weren't for KIM Gwang-rim's play [Come See Me], I would have had a lot of problems establishing the structure." While he also gained the idea for the depiction of the era from the graphic novel 'From Hell' by the writer Alan Moore, which was given to Bong by the journalist Tony Rayns as a gift.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:
Man in Morgue:There's something in the vagina... Looks like a peach... Nine pieces.
Detective Park Doo-Man:Do you see this kind of thing in Seoul often?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Big Bad Wolves (2013)See more »

FAQ

Can someone please explain the ending of this movie?
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168 out of 210 people found the following review useful.
American thrillers should learn from Korean ones, 26 May 2004
Author: guycorhuo from Madrid, Spain

What a good movie.What a great work of casting. Perhaps a little bit long, but the most part the movie is enjoyable and there's no perfection without mistakes. I think i haven't ever seen before a Korean movie and if there are much of them like this one i shall become Korean movie fan. The tempo, the thrill, the development of characters, everything it has been well worked.The direction is good yet without emphatic resources, there are just two moments with a little much use of slow motion but it doesn't arrive to be an abuse of it.

If you can see it don't loose your time with Hollywood sad-bad thrillers bet for this Korean present.

9/10 cause perfection doesn't exist.

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