Memories of Murder


The Roxy Theater Screen 3 Wed, May 4 7:30 PM
Film Info
Series:Bong Hits
Run Time:131 min
Release Year:2003
Country:South Korea
Sponsored By:Sushi Hana
Original Language:Korean
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bong Joon Ho
Cast Members:Song Kang Ho, Kim Sang Kyung, Byun Hee Bong
Writers:Bong Joon Ho


In his breakthrough second feature, Bong Joon Ho explodes the conventions of the policier with thrillingly subversive, genre-defying results. Based on the true story of a string of serial killings that rocked a rural community in the 1980s, Memories of Murder stars New Korean Cinema icon Song Kang Ho as the local officer who reluctantly joins forces with a seasoned Seoul detective (Kim Sang Kyung) to investigate the crimes—leading each man on a wrenching, yearslong odyssey of failure and frustration that will drive him to the existential edge. Combining a gripping procedural with a vivid social portrait of the everyday absurdity of life under military rule, Bong fashions a haunting journey into ever-deepening darkness that begins as a black-comic satire and ends as a soul-shattering encounter with the abyss.

Part of Bong Hits, a 5-film celebration of the work of contemporary Korean master Bong Joon Ho. Other titles in the series include Mother (May 8), The Host (May 11), Okja (May 18), and the Academy Award-winning Parasite (May 25).

Sponsored by Sushi Hana!