MEMORIES OF MURDER
Film - Retrospective | Bong Joon Ho Filmfest 2019

MEMORIES OF MURDER

Directed by Bong Joon Ho

Info

Director: Bong Joon Ho
Section: Retrospective | Bong Joon Ho
Country: Republic of Korea
Year: 2003
OT: SALINUI CHUEOK
Language: Korean
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Kang-Ho Song, Sang-Kyung Kim
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Logline

MEMORIES OF MURDER

South Korea, 1986: Until now, life in this rural area was quite peaceful. Then the body of a woman is discovered near a field, and soon afterward, there's a second body. Both of them had been raped. But by whom? The first to be suspected is mentally handicapped Kwang-ho Baek. But he's just one of many leads that local investigator Doo-man Park and his colleague from Seoul, Tae-yoon Seo, are looking into. Soon events come thick and fast as more and more evidence comes to light, confounding the police. While public pressure continues to increase and a culprit must be found, the team's nerves are fraying more and more. A catastrophe is about to happen.

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Meet the director

MEMORIES OF MURDER

Bong Joon Ho

Born in Daegu, South Korea, in 1969, Bong Joon Ho studied psychology at Yonsei University in Seoul before completing a two-year program at the Korean Academy of Film Arts. His first feature film, BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE, about a university lecturer who kidnaps undesirable dogs, was critically acclaimed and shown at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2001. His breakthrough came with his second film, MEMORIES OF MURDER (2003), about a real series of murders. The satirical monster movie THE HOST (2006) and the science-fiction film SNOWPIERCER (2013) with its international cast drew more than nine million moviegoers each in South Korea, placing them both among the 20 most successful films of all time in that country. Bong's latest film, PARASITE (2019), which is showing this year in the CineMasters section at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, was awarded the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.

Credits

Screenplay: Bong Joon Ho, Sung-bo Shim
Original Material: Gwang-rim Kim
Director of Photography: Hyung-Ku Kim
Film Editor: Sun-min Kim
Composer: Taro Iwashiro
Production Designer: Sung-hee Ryu
Costume Design: Yoo-sun Kim
Producer: Moo-ryung Kim
Production Company: Sidus
World Sales: CJ Entertainment
Distributor: MFA+ FilmDistribution e.K.