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Memories of Murder Movie Review Summary

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

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MEMORIES OF MURDER (Salinui chueok) is a Korean movie cowritten and directed by Joon-ho Bong in 2003. This film won several international prizes in European and Asian film festivals in 2003 and 2004.

A serial killer is at large in this little industrial South Korean town. Three young women have already been found strangled after having been raped. Inspector Park, a rather rough policeman, is in charge of the case. He soon arrests a slightly retarded teen and obtains his confession by falsifying evidences and molesting the young man. Two days later, the teen is released, the local chief of police fired and a special policeman is sent by Seoul in order to help inspector Park solve the case.

They soon suspect an ex-soldier they will carefully watch. In the meantime, they send to the U.S.A. a specimen of sperm they have found on the body of the last murdered girl and wait for the DNA analysis.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Misc. Plotlets    -   local police have IQ of houseplant Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Kind of mystery?    -   police procedural BIG focus on forensic evidence analysis?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Other Asian

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   the Koreas Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing nude male butt Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation

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