The highly acclaimed 2003 crime drama from the Oscar winning director of Parasite!
In a small Korean province in 1986, two detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found murdered by an unknown culprit.
Torino Film Festival: Best Feature Film, Script, and Audience Award winner!
Tokyo International Film Festival: Asian Film Award winner!
Director’s Cut Awards: Best Production of the Year, Director, Actor (Song Kang-Ho), and New Actor (Park Hae-il) award winner!
94% All Critics / 95% Top Critics / 94% Audience Score! “Memories of Murder blends the familiar crime genre with social satire and comedy, capturing the all-too human desperation of its key characters.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
5 Stars! “A crime thriller with hints of David Fincher and Kitano Takeshi…goes beyond the simplicity of American crime cinema’s bad cops that get good results.” (CineVue)
4/4 Stars! “a daring, nuanced story of the investigation around the man reported to be South Korea’s first serial killer…contains some breathtaking set pieces…Bong elevates every scene with his unbelievably assured filmmaking.” (RogerEbert.com)
4/4 Stars! “If you’ve never seen the film, this marks an excellent opportunity to finally catch up with it. Like Parasite, it’s one of those stories that sucks you right in, then proceeds to surprise you on a regular basis…Atmospherically photographed and powerfully acted, Memories of Murder pointed to the kind of innovative, uncompromising films Bong Joon Ho would go on to make. It was only his second movie, but the fact that he had all the right stuff to become an important director was already evident.” (Aisle Seat)