Episode 7 -- Memories of Murder (2003)


Hello everyone, 

In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss Bong Joon-ho's 2003 crime-thriller, Memories of Murder. They delve into the film's themes and messages, its statement on class and woman, as well as its stance on the past politics of South Korea.

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Episode Outline and Resources

Media Consumed

  • Horror films of Mario Bava and other Giallo directors
  • Wandering Alian Detective Robin by Lisa Takeba (available on YouTube)
  • Election Shenanigans
  • Phantasm (1979)
  • Noirvember: Detour (1945) and The Big Combo (1955)
  • Serie A Soccer
  • Election Shenanigans 
Japanese Film Festival Plus: Online - a selection of films available to different territories from November 2020 to March 2021 - different territories at different times and the films are only available for 24 hours only. Details: https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp/page/schedule-and-countries/


Deleted Scenes

Read Jason's review of Mother (2009)
Read John's review of Parasite (2019)