Why to Watch - Memories Of Murder

I hate to use the comparison to Zodiac, because this film came out first, and I feel like it’s not super cool to compare serial killer films based on real-life serial killers, but there is no way to pitch this movie without saying “Korean Zodiac” That being said, Memories of Murder, like Zodiac has incredible acting, a real slow burn, and a perspective of the descent into madness for those tracking the case. Oh and this is a movie from fucking Bong Joon Ho, who directed “Parasite”. Zodiac rocks, Memories of Murder is as good or better.



Memories of Murder (2003) Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 132min | May 2, 2003 (South Korea) 8.1
Director: Bong Joon HoWriter: Bong Joon Ho, Kwang-rim Kim, Sung-bo ShimStars: Kang-ho Song, Kim Sang-kyung, Roe-ha KimSummary: In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho Yong-koo, two brutal and stupid local detectives without any technique, investigate the murder using brutality and torturing the suspects, without any practical result. The Detective Seo Tae-Yoon from Seoul comes to the country to help the investigations and is convinced that a serial-killer is killing the women. When a third woman is found dead in the same "modus-operandi", the detectives find leads of the assassin. —Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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