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Memories of Murder (2020 Remaster)

Memories of Murder (2020 Remaster)

Bong Joon Ho‘s brilliant crime drama MEMORIES OF MURDER recounts the true story of the hunt for a serial rapist and murderer who terrorised a small province in 1980s South Korea. This 2003 film from the PARASITE Oscar-winner marks the first of many successful collaborations between Bong Joon Ho and leading man Song Kang Ho. Now, seventeen years after its initial release – and a year after the real culprit was identified through DNA – this cult classic takes its place as a modern masterpiece with this 4K restoration.

In 1986, Park (Song Kang-ho) and Cho (Kim Roi-ha) are two simple-minded detectives assigned to a double murder investigation in a South Korean province. But when the murderer strikes several more times with the same pattern, the detectives realize that they are chasing the country’s first documented serial killer. Relying on only their basic skills and tools, Park and Jo attempt to piece together the clues and solve the case in this thriller.

“One of the best crime dramas released in the past 20 years.” (GQ)

“‘Memories of Murder’ blends the familiar crime genre with social satire and comedy, capturing the all-too human desperation of its key characters.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“How the hell does a film this tonally out there, with characters this lunkheaded and at times even cruel and hateful, manage to be so indescribably moving?” (Village Voice)

Monday, October 19
Doors 5:50 pm | Movie 6:20 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Thursday, October 22
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors OK! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

MEMORIES OF MURDER “Salinui chueok” (Bong Joon Ho, 2003 / 131 mins / 18A / Korean with English subs) In the small Korean province of Gyunggi in 1986, the body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. In a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about a serial murderer grow louder. A special task force is set up in the area, with two local detectives, joined by a detective from Seoul who requested to be assigned to the case.