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Salinjaui gieokbeob (2017)

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A former serial killer with Alzheimer's fights to protect his daughter from her psychotic boyfriend.

Director:

Shin-yeon Won

Writers:

Jo-yun Hwang, Young-ha Kim (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kyung-gu Sol ... Byung-su
Nam-gil Kim ... Tae-ju
Seol-Hyun Kim ... Eun-hee
Dal-su Oh ... An Byeong-man
Seok-jeong Hwang ... Jo Yeon-joo
Hae-yeon Kil Hae-yeon Kil ... Maria
Byung-joon Lee Byung-joon Lee ... Poetry Instructor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
In-Gum Jung In-Gum Jung ... Kim Byeong-soo's father
Saeromi Lee Saeromi Lee ... Cat woman
Ki-jun Shin Ki-jun Shin ... Kim Byeong-soo (teen)
Rin-Ah Shin Rin-Ah Shin ... Eun-hee (child) (as Shin Rin-Ah)
Choi Yoo-Song Choi Yoo-Song ... Byeong-soo's mother
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Storyline

Former serial killer Byung-su gets diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The doctor tells him that it's due to the aftereffects from a traffic accident 17 years ago; the same accident that stopped him from his killings and allowed him to live a normal life with his dear daughter. So when a series of murders occurs near his town, Byung-su gets worried whether the killings are his doing during his memory lapses. But then he comes across Tae-ju and instinctively realizes that he is the serial killer. He reports this to the police, only to learn that Tae-ju is one. Byung-su tries to find firm evidence that Tae-ju is a psychopath, but only raises Tae-ju's interest in him and his daughter. And now with his memory slipping, Byung-su must find a way to protect his daughter from Tae-ju. Written by Showbox

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Taglines:

Memories can deceive you

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan] | Wikipedia

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Murderer's Guide to Memorization See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,662,066 (South Korea), 10 September 2017, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,665, 10 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$91,335, 19 October 2017
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Green Fish Pictures See more »
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| (director's cut)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film is based on a bestselling fiction book by author Young-ha Kim. See more »

Quotes

Byung-su: I regrettably can't kill any more.
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Crazy Credits

The title card of the film is shown in both Korean as well English. See more »

Alternate Versions

The director's cut version is 10 minutes longer than the film and even has a different ending than the theatrical version. The director's cut also has some extended action scenes and has been rated 18, the theatrical version has been rated 15. See more »

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Grabs You & Doesn't Let Go
6 December 2018 | by foutainoflifeSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. I was struck with interest from the beginning and never lost interest. It is about a former serial killer who is diagnosed with dementia. He has the unfortunate coincidence of being in a fender bender with a man that he automatically senses to be an active serial killer. It isn't long before active serial killer takes notice of the elder man's daughter and a suspenseful struggle to keep his daughter safe, whilst losing his memory, ensues.

I thought this was a well rounded thriller. The acting, scripting a filming was all done well. I can't complain about much of anything other than wanting to know more of our elder killer's victims and wishing there would've been more to the ending. This is a solid movie though. Totally worth the watch.


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