Memories of Murder is Bong Joon Ho’s second feature film as a director.
Most people recognized the director’s achievements for helming last year’s Parasite, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. The film also garnered a slew of other awards, including a Golden Globes, two BAFTA awards, and the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Now Bong Joon-ho fans desire more of his unique directing style from his past movies that included Snowpiercer, The Host, Mother, and Okja.
However, most fans will accidentally skip one of the best films in his filmography with Memories of Murder. This 2003 film helped Bong Joon Ho develop in becoming one of the top Korean directors.
NEON releases the film this week through Fandago special theatrical screenings and then digitally on October 27.
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Here’s the official synopsis of the film:
Memories of Murder tells the harrowing true story of the hunt for a sadistic serial rapist and murderer terrorizing a small province in the 1980s South Korea. Marking the first successful collaborations between four-time Oscar winner Bong Joon Ho and leading man Song Kang Ho, the film follows the paths of three increasingly desperate detectives as they attempt to decipher the violent mind of a killer in a futile effort to solve the case. Now, seventeen years after its initial release, and a year after the real culprit was identified, this cult classic takes its place as a modern masterpiece.
Directed by: Bong Joon Ho
Written by: Bong Jooh Ho, Kim Kwang Rim, and Shim Sung Bo
Starring: Song Kang Ho, Kim Sang Kyung, Kim Roe Ha, Song Jae Ho, Byun Hee Bong, and Ko Seo Hie
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Final Grade: A-
Watch the non-spoiler video review with LRM Online’s Gig Patta on Binge Watch below.
Source: LRM Online