Donnerstag, 17. November 2011

Salinui chueok - Memories of a murder (Joon-ho, 2003)

The local inspector of a small Korean village and a detective from Seoul try to catch a serial killer on the loose.

This is quite an amazing film. The characterizations are fabolous, the local detective plays his brutality with a lightness that makes it look comical. You cannot help but like him, although this is a pretty stupid, ignorant, brutal and stubborn character. Amazing work. The amazing thing is how I took part with the "good" cop from Seoul until I realized that this is also a film about changing sides, probably what makes the film so great.

One of the few films where I am pleased to say that films with historical background can work wonders, if the characters are well developed. Keep in mind for further analysis.

Amazing outdoor footage. The night footage had a slightly artificial look through the use of strong rim lighting.

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