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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

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Taglines:

Memories can deceive you

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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 USA:

$27,665, 10 September 2017

Gross USA:

$91,335

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,015,346
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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: My head is losing the memories. But my hand remembers the habit of killing.
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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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Another excellent South Korean film
24 March 2019 | by AJ_McAninchSee all my reviews

The lead is one of SK's finest actors, and the actor who plays the younger villain is also extraordinarily talented. The stalking and fight scenes are well executed and become vicious as they would between two serial killers. Writing, direction, and acting are all excellent, though there are definitely some plot holes, especially about the "daughter", and a rather strange open-ended bit at the end. Still, this is a fine movie: SK simply knows how to make them.


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