Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder ★★★★★

I was able to catch the reissue of Memories of Murder today and I'm so glad I did because this movie fucking floored me.

This is a bleak and vicious gut-punch of a film. On the surface it's a gripping tale of the investigation into the serial killings that plagued a small town in Korea in the late 1980s. But it's also so much more.

Like David Fincher's Zodiac, the reason this film is so effective is because it offers a deep dive into obsessive minds and failure. Memories of Murder provokes questions in its viewers. Bong gives us a very good look at the controvery of the police force in Korea at that time and forces us to ask ourselves how far we would be willing to go to stop a killer.

Memories of Murder is genius storytelling. It's incredibly engrossing from start to finish and will chill you to your core. If you haven't seen it, seek it out.

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