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Memories of Murder (The Criterion Collection)

Memories of Murder (The Criterion Collection)

Song Kang-ho
Director: Bong Joon-ho Cast: Song Kang-ho
Song Kang-ho
, Kim Sang-kyung
Kim Sang-kyung
, Kim Rwe-ha
Kim Rwe-ha
Bong Joon-ho

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Memories of Murder is a police procedural based on the actual case of the first recorded serial killer in Korea's history. The murders began in 1986 in Hwaseong, a small village south of Seoul, and continued for several years during a time of political upheaval in South Korea. Detective Park Doo-man (Song Kang-ho of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance), an overconfident local cop, is assigned to the case, taking along his partner, Detective Cho Yong-koo (Kim Rwe-ha), whose interrogation methods involve covering his boot with a cloth so it won't leave scratches on detainees' necks. As the pair set their sights on a suspect (Park Noh-shik), they are joined in their investigation by Seo Tae-yoon (Kim Sang-kyung of Turning Gate), a young detective from Seoul who volunteers to work on the case. Park resents his presence, but Seo quickly realizes that the duo have the wrong man. As the police department endures a scandal and the hunt for the killer leads to several dead ends, the detectives become more desperate and the case begins to take a devastating toll on their lives. Directed by Bong Joon-ho, Memories of Murder was a huge box-office hit in South Korea. The film won several awards at the 2003 San Sebastián Film Festival, and was also shown at the 2004 New York Korean Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/2021
UPC: 0715515257718
Original Release: 2003
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion Collection
Time: 2:11:00
Sales rank: 24

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Song Kang-ho Detective Park Doo-man
Kim Sang-kyung Detective Seo Tae-yoon
Kim Rwe-ha Detective Cho Yong-koo
Song Jae-Ho Sgt. Shin Dong-chul
Byun Hee-bong Sgt. Koo Hee-bong
Ryu Tae-ho Jo Byeong-sun
Park Noh-shik Baek Gwang-ho
Park Hae-il Park Hyeon-gu

Technical Credits
Bong Joon-ho Director,Screenwriter
Lee Byeong-ha Sound/Sound Designer
Kim Hyeong-gu Cinematographer
Taro Iwashiro Score Composer
Lee Kang-beok Executive Producer
Romeo Noh Producer
Shim Seong-bo Screenwriter
Ryu Seong-heui Production Designer
Cha Seung-chae Producer
Kim Sun-min Editor
Kim Yu-sun Costumes/Costume Designer

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