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 (Song Kang-Ho) and Jo Young-Goo
(Kim Roi-ha) joined by a detective from Seoul who requested to be assigned to the case, Seo Tae-Yoon (Kim
Sang-kyeong). Park personifies the policeman who goes with his instincts and his fists, bloodily challenging every
small-time crook in the area to confess. In contrast, Seo pores over evidentiary documents related to the case and
inevitably the clash of styles leads to tense rivalry.
From the fact that not a single hair is ever found at the scene, Park takes off to search the area’s temples and
public baths for people with follicular disease, while Seo finds a pattern in the evidence of women wearing red on
a rainy day as the victim’s profile. On a rainy day, the detectives set up a trap in order to forestall another
murder. The next day however, yet another woman is found murdered – with an umbrella speared through her pubis. The
solution to the murders grows fainter and drives the detectives to ever greater despair.
1. Based on a true story that occurred in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province over the course of six years (1986 -
1991). 10 women were raped and murdered in a 2km radius ranging from a 71 year-old grandmother to a 13 year old
2. Over 3,000 suspects were interrogated and at least 300,000 police took part in the massive investigation. Not a
single person was indicted for the crimes.
Title: Memories Of Murder Also Known As: 살인의 추억 / Salinui chueok Country: South Korea Language: Korean Subtitle: English Year: 2003 Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Song Kang-Ho - Det. Park Doo-Man
Kim Sang-Kyung - Det. Seo Tae-Yoon
Kim Roe-Ha - Det. Cho Yong-koo
Song Jae-Ho - Sergeant Shin Dong-chul
Director: Bong Joon-Ho Writer(s): Bong Joon-Ho, Kwang-rim Kim Producer(s): Cha Seoung-Jae, Kim Moo Ryung, Lee Kang-bok, No Jong-yun
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