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Memoir of a Murderer (2017)

Salinjaui gieokbeob (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 8 September 2017 (USA)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Memories can deceive you

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (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: Are you suspecting me?
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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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Memoir of a Murderer Review: An unpredictable delight!
7 November 2017 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

Movie: Memoir of a Murderer (15)

Rating: 5/5

This film, in short is a masterpiece. It unfolds in an extremely amazing manner and grips you right from the beginning. The scripting is so watertight that it demands your full attention. Not a single second is wasted in introducing and setting up the story, and the production values too are top notch.

MEMOIR OF A MURDERER is undoubtedly a very different sort of film. For the most part, it keeps you tensed and makes you interested in the screenplay. The film moves with a good pace, and there's hardly any unnecessary scene in the entire duration. The thrills are highly impressive and the emotional scenes too are well handled.

Sol Kyung-gu delivers a first-rate act. This is his first film I've seen and in many scenes he simply outdoes many South Korean actors. He never shows any inconsistency in the performance and is an actor to watch out for. Another praise to Kim Nam-gil, who wonderfully plays the character he's given. He's superb and is different in the portrayal of the kind of role he plays. Seolhyun is decent. Oh Dal-su is excellent as always.

There's some good humour which had me laughing out loud. The action is undoubtedly very well crafted and the final block will have the action buffs cheering up with energy. The cinematography is splendid and the visual/special effects are a treat to watch.

Director Shin-yeon Won makes the film not just enjoyable, but also a memorable one. The writers Jo-yun Hwang and Young-ha Kim also have done an excellent job. The final shot is totally jaw-dropping and is not to be missed.

MEMOIR OF A MURDERER is a marvellous and watertight action thriller which is a must see for South Korean movie lovers as well as those who love thrillers, dramas and action films. The film is a class apart and seriously, I enjoyed it more than any other South Korean action thriller. Now I'm waiting to watch the director's cut soon.


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