In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho Yong-koo, two brutal and stupid local detectives without any technique, investigate the murder using brutality and torturing the suspects, without any practical result. The Detective Seo Tae-Yoon from Seul comes to the country to help the investigations and is convinced that a serial-killer is killing the women. When a third woman is found dead in the same “modus-operandi”, the detectives find leads of the assassin.

Toronto International Film Festival, 2003

San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2003
Best New Director, FIPRESCI Prize,

Concha de Plata

Fantasia International Film Festival, 2004

Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2004

Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, 2004

Tokyo International Film Festival, 2003
Asian Film Award

BFI London International Film Festival, 2003

By the director of

The Snowpiercer

The Host


IMDb: 8,1 from 69 180 users (TOP 250)
Rotten Tomatoes: 89% of positive reviews

“This much-awaited entry in the Korean spring release sked establishes Bong as a helmer with a distinct vision of his own, supported by a strong cast that’s totally at one with the material.”



“Memories Of Murder is one of the most complete and compelling films to have come out of South Korea in recent years.”



“Memories of Murder is such a taut, effective thriller [...] the movie works better than most Hollywood thrillers.”


Bong Joon-ho
2010 | South Korea | Crime, Thriller | 128'