MEMORIES OF MURDER
BONG JOON-HO | SOUTH KOREA | 2003 | 132 MIN | NR | KOREAN
In this unconventional procedural, Bong showcases his extraordinary ability to create kinetic set pieces that effortlessly combine suspense, humor, horror, and heart. Investigator Park Doo-man (Song Kang-ho, Parasite) leads the investigation into a series of strikingly similar murders that have struck the small town of Hwaseong. Working with a hotshot young detective from Seoul, Park begins to descend into paranoia as more and more suspects and red herrings pile up while the identity of the murderer remains maddenly out of reach. A massive popular success at home and a crossover sensation abroad, Bong’s sophomore outing marked a watershed moment in contemporary Korean cinema.
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Roi-ha, Song Jae-ho
“It takes enormous skill to pull off such a high-wire act, but Bong and his first-rate cast are up to the task.” –The A.V. Club
Part of the Philadelphia Film Society’s BONG JOON-HO: BEFORE PARASITE series. CLICK HERE to purchase the entire series at a discounted rate.