Posts Tagged ‘Bong Joon-ho’

What’s Korean Cinema? 26 – Memories Of Murder

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Based on the true story of Korean’s first serial killer, Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn look back on Bong Joon-ho’s critically acclaimed and audience juggernaut Memories Of Murder.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Production-background
12m 30s – Bong Joon-ho biography & discussion
37m 50s – Memories Of Murder review

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The Host (2006)

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Plot: Gang-Du is a middle aged father who spends his days sleeping in his food stall by the Han River, the stall is owned by his father. Despite his flaws his father believes that Gang-Du is a good son/father. Their lives are suddenly turned upside down when a giant mutated amphibian (It looks like a mixture of a Toad and cat fish and acrobatic skills of Tarzan rolled into one) emerges from the river. Read the rest of this entry »

Memories of Murder (2003)

memories_of_murderPlot: 1986, set in South Korea two local detectives, Park (Song Kang-Ho) & Yong-Gu (Kim Roe-ha) are put on the case of a body found in the countryside. The body was of a young woman who had been strangled by her stockings and underwear. Both Park and Yong-Gu lack experience in this situation, their quiet clueless actually. To help them with their case the cool and content – Suh Tae-Yun (Kim Sang-Kyung) from the city capital has been sent to help them out.

As the begin to slowly progress with their case, more bodies begin to appear and some patterns are beginning to form, proofing their they are in fact dealing with a twisted serial killer. Read the rest of this entry »

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