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Memories of Murder

  • 27-09-2007 6:58pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 14,307 ✭✭✭✭ nacho libre


    I saw this film last night.
    A great film and then ending is really poignant and clever!
    When the former detective is looking at the camera in the final scene it's as if he finally realises the notions he had about himself as a detective were a delusion.
    Also, it's as if he's looking at the 'real murderer' who is sitting in a theater with perhaps a smile on his face (because this film is based on his 'perfect crime') that's why the detective's face looks so disconsolate and frustrated.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,280 ✭✭✭✭ Karl Hungus


    It's an absolutely fantastic film that I just cannot recommend enough. Glad you enjoyed it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,307 ✭✭✭✭ nacho libre


    Can you recommend any other Korean films or any films in general that left a lasting impression on you? Thanks in advance.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,280 ✭✭✭✭ Karl Hungus


    Yes I can. If you click the link in my sig, there's a "Films I recommend seeing" section, with links.

    You might also want to check out The Host, which is from the same director as Memories.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,976 ✭✭✭✭ humanji


    Would spoiler tags be needed here?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,280 ✭✭✭✭ Karl Hungus


    Added spoiler tags.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,136 Pugsley


    Karl made me get this one, absolutely fantastic film, been a while since I seen it though so can't remember many of the details, must stick it on again one of these days.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,116 ✭✭✭✭ RasTa


    Seen this last night in the cinema for the first time and delighted my first viewing was at the cinema. I think it's gotten a re release everywhere. Great stuff all round, go see it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,762 ✭✭✭ s8n


    ahhh Karl Hungus, formally Angelwhore. Wonder where he went ??


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,116 ✭✭✭✭ RasTa


    Yeah, glad it came out. Miles better than Parasite. Must check out Mother at some point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,822 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    I saw this today, I absolutely loved it.
    It's a strange mix of tones but that worked for me.

    Interesting
    that the real life case this is based on they have dna evidence and the person who it matches is already in prison...but he will never be convicted due to the statue of limitations!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,822 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    RasTa wrote: »
    Yeah, glad it came out. Miles better than Parasite. Must check out Mother at some point.
    Mother is fantastic imo.
    It's so tight and focused really excellent


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,733 ✭✭✭✭ siblers


    It's brilliant, got it years ago on DVD, must watch it again. On first viewing I did enjoy it more than Parasite but would need to watch again to truly compare.

    There's a few Korean films I need to watch again, Infernal Affairs, A Bitsweet Life, I Saw The Devil..


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,822 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    siblers wrote: »
    It's brilliant, got it years ago on DVD, must watch it again. On first viewings, did enjoy it more than Parasite but would need to watch again to truly compare.

    There's a few Korean films I need to watch again, Infernal Affairs, A Bitsweet Life, I Saw The Devil..
    You definitely won't regret it.
    The wailing is also excellent if you haven't seen it


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,820 ✭✭✭ flasher0030


    gmisk wrote: »
    Mother is fantastic imo.
    It's so tight and focused really excellent

    I need to check out some of these Korean movies. Getting great traction. Haven't seen any of them.

    You nearly put me off there though. When you mentioned Mother, I thought you were talking about the awful dirge which is the Jennifer Lawrence movie. But just saw there's another movie by the same name.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,507 ✭✭✭ El Gato De Negocios


    FYI, MoM is currently getting the Criterion treatment and will be released in the not so distant future.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,822 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    I need to check out some of these Korean movies. Getting great traction. Haven't seen any of them.

    You nearly put me off there though. When you mentioned Mother, I thought you were talking about the awful dirge which is the Jennifer Lawrence movie. But just saw there's another movie by the same name.
    Ha ha no a totally different film.

    There is a massive back catalogue of excellent south korean stuff your in for a treat!
    I would also recommend
    The chaser (if your into thrillers)
    The vengeance trilogy
    Tale of two sisters (if you like horror)
    The host (excellent monster movie by Bong Joon-Ho same director as memories of murder, parasite and mother)
    Train to busan (terrific zombie movie)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,207 ✭✭✭ p to the e


    gmisk wrote: »
    Ha ha no a totally different film.

    There is a massive back catalogue of excellent south korean stuff your in for a treat!
    I would also recommend
    The chaser (if your into thrillers)
    The vengeance trilogy
    Tale of two sisters (if you like horror)
    The host (excellent monster movie by Bong Joon-Ho same director as memories of murder, parasite and mother)
    Train to busan (terrific zombie movie)

    "The Yellow Sea" is another great thriller from the same director of "The Chaser" and "The Wailing".


  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭ El Duda


    Went to see this at the weekend and really enjoyed it. Excellent film.

    Like a Korean version of Seven, but with lots of humour instead of grisly descriptions of gore.


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