Thursday, April 7, 2016

Memories of Murder (2003)

A South Korean crime drama directed by Bong Joon-ho, starring Song Kang-ho.
Police detectives try to find a serial killer. The killer strikes beautiful women wearing red on rainy nights when a certain song plays on the radio and has soft hands. He uses the women's clothing to strangle them.
This was alright. The plot was on the meandering side and the characters were not developed very well. There was almost a comedy element because people kept falling down in a slapstick manner, the cops were incompetent and kept arresting innocent people and trying to beat them into confessing to the crimes. The technical aspects (camera-work, pacing, style) all made sense. It was put together very well and conveyed the story clearly. That was what I noticed. I watched it last night and am writing this afternoon, so it's not exactly fresh in my mind.  Overall, I couldn't tell whether to laugh or be horrified. I rate this o.k.

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