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memories of murder,
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This review is from: Memories Of Murder [DVD] (DVD)
what with the likes of 'oldboy' and the completely off-the-wall 'save the green planet' korean cinema is carving a niche for itself. 'memories...' shows two rural detectives as they attempt to catch a serial killer, soon to be joined by another from the city. the inevitable clash of styles quickly becomes apparent, but soon we see that nothing seems to be turning up results leading to frustration from all involved and the inevitably ludicrous theories (baldies, anyone?). mixed in with the tension is a rich vein of humour as frame-ups are attempted. also loved the second cop's intro - a nice guy but can get upset at times.
this film says a lot about korea at that time as investigations are foiled by lack of backup (they're suppressing a pro-democrary rally, and we see one of the local cops in action at one themselves). tragic and blackly comic, a great film (though i have have dvd glitches too)