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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 ... Poetry Instructor (as Byung-joon Lee)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Hye-Yoon Kim Hye-Yoon ... young Maria
In-Gum Jung In-Gum Jung ... Kim Byeong-soo's father
Joo-Heon Kim ... Undercover Detective
Jae-Ik Lee Jae-Ik Lee ... Police academy student
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 »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Byung-su: Eun-hee says I don't exhibit any emotion. However, I do react to humour. Timing is the only problem.
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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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Memento meets Dexter
30 November 2017 | by JithindurdenSee all my reviews

Memento meets Dexter which at times reminds of The Wailing and Insomnia. Byung-Su is a former serial killer who is living with his daughter and has got Alzheimer's disease. When new killings start to happen he suspects a young police inspector to be the culprit but not sure if he himself has been doing the murders and forgetting it. Sul Kyoung-Gu gives an incredible performance as Byung-Su and carries the whole film. The film keeps the audience guessing what's actually happening, a bit too much. The effect of domestic violence and relationships are touched upon. The mysterious mood is kept throughout the film which was effective in engaging the audience.


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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:

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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)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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