Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Salinui chueok / Memories of Murder

KR 2003. D: Bong Joon-ho. 132 min. A KOFI print with Spanish subtitles, presented with e-subtitles in English, at Cinema Orion, Helsinki, 17 Nov 2010. - I caught a sample of Bong Joon-ho's police film laced with black comedy, juxtaposing two approaches of interrogating a suspect. The first one is based on brutal coercion, the other on subtler approaches. There is a serial killer of women on the loose, and a suspect has been found. Because of psychological reasons of his own he is very suspicious indeed. This seems to be a story that teaches caution in difficult cases of crime. Bong's strange sense of humour is in evidence in the sample I saw. The print seems fine.

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