Memories of Murder (2003)

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Director: Bong Joon Ho Run Time: 132 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2003 Language: Korean, English

Starring: Kang-ho Song, Roe-ha Kim, Sang-kyung Kim

4K restoration of the highly acclaimed serial killer thriller from the director of 2020 Best Picture winner Parasite.

“Compelling thrills, visual prowess, dark comedy — it’s all vintage Bong, and the first real sign of a master in complete command of his craft.”

– John Nugent, Empire

About the film:

Memories of Murder originally premiered at Cannes in 2003 and screened at the Toronto and San Sebastian Film Festivals.

In 1986 Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, after two women are found raped and murdered, Seoul detective Seo Tae-yoon is brought in to help local detective Park Doo-man with the investigation. As more bodies are found, the pair realise they have a serial killer on their hands. Inspired by true events, Bong Joon Ho’s sophomore feature blends true-crime with social satire and even comedy in his typically masterful fashion.

About the filmmakers:

The first of Bong Joon Ho’s critically acclaimed films with frequent collaborator Song Kang Ho, followed by The Host (2006), Snowpiercer (2013), and Parasite (2019), which made history by becoming the first South Korean film to take the Palme d’Or at Cannes and the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. At Lincoln Center’s January 2020 retrospective, the filmmakers had a message for the cinephiles coming to watch the new 4k restoration of Memories of Murder.

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