Memories of Murder



2003, South Korea
131 min., col., 1:1.85, Dolby Digital, language — Korean

Director Bong Joon-ho
Scriptwriters Shim Sung-bo, Bong Joon-ho
DoP Kim Hyung-koo
Production design Ryu Seong-hie
Costume design Kim Yu-sun
Music Tarô Iwashiro
Sound Choi Tea-young
Editing Kim Sun-min
Cast Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Roi-ha, Song Jae-ho, Byun Hee-bong Producers Tcha Sung-jai, No Jong-yun
Production CJ Entertainment, Muhan Investment, Sidus Pictures
World sales CJ Entertainment & Marketing

It happens in Gyeong-gi Province in 1986. Young lady is raped and murdered and found dead as a cold body. Two months later, similar consecutive murders take place. A special investigation team is set up in the area. The team is led by Gu Hui-bong and has detective Pak Du-man, Jo Yong-gu and Seo Tae-yun who volunteered from Seoul. Pak Du-man trusts his guts and tries to get confession from local gangsters by threatening them. Seo Tae-yun tries to find some evidence by looking at the papers carefully. The two detectives, who have different style, are hard to get along

  • Silver Seashell Prize, Best New Director Prize, FIPRESCI Prize; San Sebastian IFF-2003 
  • Audience prize, holden Award for Best Script, 2nd place — Prize of the City of Torino; Torino International Festival of Young Cinema-2003 
  • Grand Bell Award-2003 for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor 
  • 4 prizes at Cognac Police Film Festival including for Best Film and Best Director