Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok)

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In Theaters: May 2, 2003 (limited)

Drama, Other, Thriller


South Korea in 1986 under the military dictatorship: Two rural cops and a special detective from the capital investigate a series of brutal rape murders. They become more desperate with each new corpse found.

When multiple young women are found raped and murdered, Inspector Park (Kang-ho Song) and Inspector Cho (Roe-ha Kim) are joined by Inspector Tae-Yoon Seo (Sang-kyung Kim), recently transferred from Seoul.

All the women were bound, all wore red and all were killed in the rain. Apart from that, there are no clues. The first two detectives come across a mentally disabled man and decide to pin the crimes on him despite a lack of evidence, just to get the public to calm down. Seo Tae-Yoon, who prefers cold hard facts rather than a forced confession, doesn't agree with their methods. He tries to solve the case with the pieces of the puzzle that are available.

Based on the true story of the Hwaseong serial killings that took place between 1986 and 1991.

Director: Bong Joon Ho
Producer(s): Jong-yun No, Moo-Ryoung Kim, Seoung-Jae Cha
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim, Jae-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Seo-hie Ko
Writer(s): Bong Joon Ho, Sung-bo Shim

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