Sarin ŭi chʻuŏk

Sarin ŭi chʻuŏk

DVD - 2003 | Korean
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Based on a true story, the film takes place in a small village in Korea where an intense police investigation follows a series of brutal rapes and murders.
Publisher: [Sŏul] : CJ Entertainment ; New York, N.Y. : Palm Pictures, 2003
Branch Call Number: KOREAN DVD SANIN U
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In Korean or dubbed in English, with optional subtitles in English


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Jul 30, 2018

Fascinating restaging of a true story, the first serial killer in Korea. This film is a study of the individual detectives, their personal style and methods, as well the limited technical tools available in the 1980's. There is no grand resolution, the killer was never found.

Froster Nov 29, 2014

This one, by the overpraised director of "The Host" was a pleasant surprise, and a much better film. What it has in common with that movie is its badly-juggled humor...rather like someone farting at a funeral.( In this case, we're invited to laugh at the torture scenes in a police interrogation). But aside from this, it is a thoughtful procedural, wherein two characters completely shift their POVS, with an extremely beautiful, provocative beginning and ending. Well worth sitting through, and you'll definitely forgive the occasional broadness and coarseness.

rodman856 Oct 19, 2014

Great Storyline with an incredible Plot twist.

rodman856 Oct 19, 2014

Great Storyline with an amazing Plot twist.

Sep 22, 2014

I agree the ending of this movie definitely brings chills down your spine.

Dec 10, 2012

This is not a murder mystery. Nor is it a Who-Dun-it. Rather it is a study in individual human nature and how that can change given time and circumstances. The final scene, the final line, the final word, is perhaps the most chilling thing I've ever seen in a movie.

Apr 28, 2012

Excellent crime thriller. This is how US crime thrillers should be done. Great script, good acting, haunting score, cinematography, excellent direction.

Dec 02, 2011

Very intriguing movie. It catchs you and make you wait for the end.

Jun 13, 2010

English title:
Memories of Murder (2003)

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Dec 08, 2009

True story of first serial killer in Korea, too bad they dubbed in English because it makes what is a good story kind of cheesy.


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