Aneesh Chaganty

Movie #10 Memories of Murder

In Uncategorized on September 22, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Movie #10 Memories of Murder

(2003, S. Korea, d. Bong Joon-Ho)

Song Kang-Ho is starting to become my favorite actor. He’s been in almost all of the Korean films I’ve seen and seriously the epitome of versatility. This movie is set in 1986 and is about the first serial killer in South Korea. The closest American movie I can compare it to is Zodiac by David Fincher, but this movie gets the exact same sentiments out in a much more enjoyable and tense manner. Apart from the high tension in this film, it was also extremely comedic. Again, Kang-Ho delivers high laughs in this film as a rural and just naive cop but in such a way that the situations are still real and plausible. A great film.

(frames via moviesinframes)

  1. […] It seems that every one of them tackles a varying genre: he’s done the crime thriller (Memories of Murder), the mother-son thriller (Mother), the dark comedy (Barking Dogs Never Bite), and pretty soon […]

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