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Memoir of a Murderer (2017)

Salinjaui gieokbeob (original title)
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A former serial killer with Alzheimer's fights to protect his daughter from her psychotic boyfriend.

Director:

Shin-yeon Won

Writers:

Jo-yun Hwang, Young-ha Kim (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kyung-gu Sol ... Byung-su
Nam-gil Kim ... Tae-ju
Seol-Hyun Kim ... Eun-hee
Dal-su Oh ... An Byeong-man
Seok-jeong Hwang ... Jo Yeon-joo
Hae-yeon Kil Hae-yeon Kil ... Maria
Byung-joon Lee Byung-joon Lee ... Poetry Instructor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
In-Gum Jung In-Gum Jung ... Kim Byeong-soo's father
Ki-jun Shin Ki-jun Shin ... Kim Byeong-soo (teen)
Rin-Ah Shin Rin-Ah Shin ... Eun-hee (child) (as Shin Rin-Ah)
Choi Yoo-Song Choi Yoo-Song ... Byeong-soo's mother
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Storyline

Former serial killer Byung-su gets diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The doctor tells him that it's due to the aftereffects from a traffic accident 17 years ago; the same accident that stopped him from his killings and allowed him to live a normal life with his dear daughter. So when a series of murders occurs near his town, Byung-su gets worried whether the killings are his doing during his memory lapses. But then he comes across Tae-ju and instinctively realizes that he is the serial killer. He reports this to the police, only to learn that Tae-ju is one. Byung-su tries to find firm evidence that Tae-ju is a psychopath, but only raises Tae-ju's interest in him and his daughter. And now with his memory slipping, Byung-su must find a way to protect his daughter from Tae-ju. Written by Showbox

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Taglines:

Memories can deceive you

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan] | Wikipedia

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Murderer's Guide to Memorization See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,662,066 (South Korea), 10 September 2017, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,665, 10 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$91,335, 19 October 2017
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Green Fish Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film is based on a bestselling fiction book by author Young-ha Kim. See more »

Quotes

Tae-ju: No harm done so you can go your way.
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The title card of the film is shown in both Korean as well English. See more »

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Extraordinary film, a Masterpiece
12 July 2018 | by Miguel RamosSee all my reviews

We had never seen a S.Korean film and went only by the trailer. The whole thing was a fabulous surprise. Excellent story, writing, direction, art-direction and most certainly, excellent acting by all. The star, Kyung-gu Sol, is a superb actor who handled the different aspects of dementia and Alzheimer's beautifully, but all of the others are incredibly good as well.

You cannot miss this film. We first had to get the right subtitles, but once they were in place, we thoroughly enjoyed the movie. We can even say it is a Masterpiece


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