Free Screening of Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok)

By David Ball

It’s 1986 and women have been turning up dead in a remote rural hamlet. Two reluctantly partnered cops, fireball local boy Song and by-the-book Seoul detective Kim, resolve to bring their killer to justice. But in the days before DNA testing or modern forensics the investigators are forced to rely mainly on intuition and brute force to track down the elusive murderer, who has a habit of requesting that a radio station play a certain song before he strikes. Based on the true story of South Korea’s first serial killer, the film secured Bong’s stature on the international scene. “An altogether remarkable piece of work, deepening the genre while whipping its skin off, satirizing an entire nation’s nearsighted apathy as it wonders, almost aloud, about the nature of truth, evidence and social belonging.”—Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice.

(2003/color/132 min. | Scr: Kim Kwang-rim, Bong Joon-ho, Shim Sung-bo; dir: Bong Joon-ho; w/ Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Roe-ha)


Saturday December 12, 2009  ~  4:30PM

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
FREE – Street Parking | Available on 6th St., Wilshire Blvd., and other side streets near the museum during select hours.

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