1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about a serial murderer grow louder. A special task force is set up in the area, with two local detectives Park Doo-Man and Jo Young-Goo joined by a detective from Seoul who requested to be assigned to the case.
|Original Title||:||살인의 추억|
|Release Date||:||April 24, 2003|
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Sidus Pictures, CJ Entertainment, Muhan Investment|
|Production Countries||:||South Korea|
|Writers||:||Kwang-rim Kim, Sung Bo Shim, Bong Joon-ho|
|Casts||:||Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Roe-Ha, Song Jae-ho , Park Hae-il, Go Seo-hee, Ryu Tae-ho, Park No-shik, Choi Jong-ryol, Jeon Mi-seon, Byun Hee-bong|
|Plot Keywords||:||corruption, rape, detective, assassin, evidence, suspect, victim, investigation, police, murder, korea, true, torture, crime, brutality, killer, serial|
After two women are found dead in a rural community, a detective arrives from the big city to help out. Things quickly mushroom with the discovery of more bodies, more suspects and no end in sight.
Whether you like police films or not you should see this movie about the real hunt for Korea's first known serial killer simply because its a great movie. This is a movie that alters your expectations and changes your view of things. Its impossible to guess whats going to happen simply because the twists and turns are so unexpected. At times this is a funny funny movie, especially if you like shows like Law and Order or CSI since what we take for granted in those shows is stood on its head. At other times this is a very taut thriller and you become as desperate as the police in needing to put an end to the madness.
On top of all of this is a picture of Korea in 1986, a place with political unrest and civil defense drills that for me at least makes it seem like something out of the 1950's.
This is brilliant brilliant film-making.
I've given the film an 8 out of 10, even though it probably deserves to be higher, simply because some 12 hours after seeing the film, I'm still pondering what I thought of it, how good is it? At least an 8. I'm sure a second and third and fourth viewings will change my mind.
Yea its that good