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Memoir of a Murderer (살인자의 기억법)

살인자의 기억법 (sal-in-ja-eui gi-eok-beob)

Directed by Won Shin-yun (원신연)

Screenplay by ,


118min | Release date in South Korea :

A retired serial killer, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, plans the biggest murder case of his lifetime in order to protect his daughter, while he tries to cope with his disappearing memories due to the disease.


Memoir of a Murderer | Cast

  • Sol Kyung-gu (설경구)
    Sol Kyung-gu (설경구)
    Kim Byeong-soo (김병수)
  • Kim Nam-gil (김남길)
    Kim Nam-gil (김남길)
    Min Tae-joo (민태주)
  • Seolhyun (설현)
    Seolhyun (설현)
    Eun-hee (은희)
  • Oh Dal-soo (오달수)
    Oh Dal-soo (오달수)
    Manager Ahn (안소장)
  • Hwang Suk-jung (황석정)
    Hwang Suk-jung (황석정)
    Jo Yeon-joo (조연주)
  • Jung In-gyeom (정인겸)
    Jung In-gyeom (정인겸)
    Byeong-soo's Father (병수부)
  • Shin Ki-joon (신기준)
    Shin Ki-joon (신기준)
    Boy Byeong-soo (소년 병수)
    Jang Jin-yeong (장진영)
    Young Byeong-soo (어린 병수)
  • Shin Rin-ah (신린아)
    Shin Rin-ah (신린아)
    Young Eun-hee (어린 은희)
  • Kim Hye-yoon (김혜윤)
    Kim Hye-yoon (김혜윤)
    Girl Maria (소녀 마리아)
  • Choi Yoo-song (최유송)
    Choi Yoo-song (최유송)
    Byeong-soo's mother (병수모)
  • Kim Jung-young (김정영)
    Kim Jung-young (김정영)
    Gambling woman (도박녀)
    Park Gwang-jae (박광재)
    Big guy (덩치남)
  • Kang Han-saem (강한샘)
    Kang Han-saem (강한샘)
    Police academy student 1 (경찰대생1)
    Jang Jeong-yoon (장정윤)
    Police academy student 2 (경찰대생2)
  • Kang Dong-woo (강동우)
    Kang Dong-woo (강동우)
    Police academy student (경찰대생3)
    Lee Jae-ik (이재익)
    Police academy student 4 (경찰대생4)
    Choi Hye-jeong (최혜정)
    Police academy student 5 (경찰대생5)
    Hwang In-joon (황인준)
    Chief of police station (경찰서 과장)
    Hyeong-won (형원)
    Police station officer 1 (경찰서 경찰1)
  • Kim Han-joon (김한준)
    Kim Han-joon (김한준)
    Police station officer 2 (경찰서 경찰2)
    Im Se-hyeon (임세현)
    Police station officer 3/Police station detective 2 (경찰서 경찰3/경찰서 형사2)
    Lee Myeong-ha (이명하)
    Police station female officer (경찰서 여경)
  • Won Pung-yeon (원풍연)
    Won Pung-yeon (원풍연)
    Police station detective 1 (경찰서 형사1)
  • Kim Jae-hyun-I (김재현)
    Kim Jae-hyun-I (김재현)
    Police station detective 2 (경찰서 형사2)
    Park Sang-woon (박상운)
    Police substation constable (파출소 순경)
    Lee Sae-ro (이새로미)
    Middle-aged woman with cat (고양이 아줌마)
    Park Kyeong-hye (박경혜)
    Daughter of middle-aged woman with cat (고양이 아줌마 딸)
    Kim Sin-yeong (김신영)
    Tae-joo's victim (태주 피해자)
    Kim Kyeong-min (김경민)
    News reporter 1 (뉴스기자1)
    Kim Ji-na (김지나)
    News reporter 2 (뉴스기자2)
    Jeong Chan-bae (정찬배)
    News anchor (뉴스 앵커)
    Kim Kyeong-jae (김경재)
    News informant 1/Chinese restaurant cook (뉴스 제보자1/중국집 요리사)
    Jeong Dong-seok (정동석)
    News informant 2/Chinese restaurant delivery man (뉴스 제보자2/중국집 철가방)
    Eom Ji-man (엄지만)
    Raw fish restaurant owner (횟집 주인)
    Kim In-sook (김인숙)
    Raw fish restaurant wife (횟집 부인)
    Won Seong-joon (원성준)
    Raw fish restaurant child (횟집 아이)
    Goo Tae-jin (구태진)
    Alcohol poisoning homeless/Crackdown police 2 (알콜중독 노숙자/단속 경찰2/정신병원 부원장)
    Lee Hyeon-myeong (이현명)
    Moneylender (사채업자)
    Lee Seung-won (이승원)
    Sexual pervert (변태 성욕자)
    Baek Yeon-jeong (백연정)
    Drug nurse/Chinese restaurant female employee (마약 간호사/중국집 여직원)
  • Kim Ji-hyun-IV (김지현)
    Kim Ji-hyun-IV (김지현)
    Dog female owner (개 주인 여자)
    Park Hwa-yeong (박화영)
    Prostitute (윤락녀)
    Jeon Dong-seong (전동성)
    Mi-ok Insider/Young Adult Byeong-soo/Police 1 (미옥 내연남/청년 병수/단속 경찰1)
    Kim Seon-yeong (김선영)
    Eun Hee's Friend 1 (은희 친구1)
    Sin Yeon-mi (신연미)
    Eun Hee's Friend 2 (은희 친구2)
    Lee Seon-ae (이선애)
    Eun Hee's Friend 3 (은희 친구3)
    Lee Yong-gon (이용곤)
    Gambling Man (도박남1)
  • Lee Tae-hyung-I (이태형)
    Lee Tae-hyung-I (이태형)
    Undercover Detective 1 (잠복 형사1)
  • Kim Joo-hun (김주헌)
    Kim Joo-hun (김주헌)
    Undercover Detective 2 (잠복 형사2)
    Park Hyeon-ik (박현익)
    Undercover Detective 3 (잠복 형사3)
    Seong Chang-ho (성창호)
    Undercover Detective 4 (잠복 형사4)
    Ok Joo-ri (옥주리)
    Restaurant Middle-aged Woman (밥집 아줌마)
    Lee Hyeon-seok (이현석)
    Police Officer 3/Mental Hospital Assistant 1 (단속 경찰3/정신병원 조무사1)
    Jeon Seung-pyo (전승표)
    Police Constable (대숲 순경1)
    Kim Seung-yeong (김승영)
    Culture Center Student 1 (문화센터 수강생1)
    Kang Hee-joong (강희중)
    Culture Center Student 2 (문화센터 수강생2)
    Han Da-kyeong (한다경)
    Culture Center Student 3 (문화센터 수강생3)
    Kim Jin-ok (김진옥)
    Culture Center Student 4 (문화센터 수강생4)
    Han Ji-yeong (한지영)
    Culture Center Student 5 (문화센터 수강생5)
    Oh Tae-eun (오태은)
    Culture Center Student 6 (문화센터 수강생6)
    Yoon Na-hyeon (윤나현)
    Byeong-soo's spectator 1 (병수 옆 관람객1)
    Kim Dong-woo (김동우)
    Movie Theater Man (극장 태주 착각남)
  • Jung Ji-woo-I (정지우)
    Jung Ji-woo-I (정지우)
    Movie Theater Girlfriend (극장 착각남 여친)
    Park Geun-yeong (박근영)
    Byeong-soo's Next-door Pop Girl 1 (병수 옆 팝콘녀1)
    Park Geun-yeong (박근영)
    Byeong-soo's Next-door Pop Girl 1 (병수 옆 팝콘녀1)
  • Yu Ji-hyun (유지현)
    Yu Ji-hyun (유지현)
    Byeong-soo's Next-door Pop Girl 2 (병수 옆 팝콘녀2)
    Lee Jong-geon (이종건)
    Exemplary taxi driver (모범 택시 기사)
  • Kim Soo-yeon-IV (김수연)
    Kim Soo-yeon-IV (김수연)
    Mental hospital nurse 1 (정신병원 간호사1)
    Ham Yeon-joo (함연주)
    Mental hospital nurse 2 (정신병원 간호사2)
    Kim Kyeong-ho (김경호)
    Psychiatric Patient 1 (정신병원 환자1)
    Kim Kyeong-ho (김경호)
    Mental hospital patient 1 (정신병원 환자1)
    Yoon Seon-yong (윤선용)
    Psychiatric Patient 2 (정신병원 환자2)
    Yoon Seon-yong (윤선용)
    Mental hospital patient 2 (정신병원 환자2)
    Choo Dong-woo (추동우)
    Psychiatric Patient 3 (정신병원 환자3)
    Choo Dong-woo (추동우)
    Mental hospital patient 3 (정신병원 환자3)
    Kim Ha-neul (김하늘)
    Psychiatric Patient 4 (정신병원 환자4)
    Kim Ha-neul (김하늘)
    Mental hospital patient 4 (정신병원 환자4)
    Park Soo-jeong (박수정)
    Foreign worker, Angela (외국인 노동자, 안젤라)
    Lee Geul-roo (이글루)
    Veterinarian/Marching Band (수의사/병수 손 대역)
    Lee Geul-roo (이글루)
    Veterinarian/Byeong-soo's hand stand-in (수의사/병수 손 대역)
  • Chae Gook-hee (채국희)
    Chae Gook-hee (채국희)
    Jang Mi-ok - Special appearance (장미옥)
  • Gil Hae-yeon (길해연)
    Gil Hae-yeon (길해연)
    Maria - Special appearance (마리아)
  • Lee Byung-joon (이병준)
    Lee Byung-joon (이병준)
    Si Teacher - Special appearance (시선생)
  • Kim Min-jae (김민재)
    Kim Min-jae (김민재)
    Young Prosector - Special appearance (젊은 검사)
  • Jo Jae-yun (조재윤)
    Jo Jae-yun (조재윤)
    Doctor - Special appearance (의사)

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    Byeong-soo (played by Sol Kyung-gu) is an unreliable narrator. Well, OK, literally in the context of "Memoir of a Murderer" he's an aging veterinarian who suffers from increasingly worsening symptoms of dementia. This has forced Byeong-soo to give up on his side gig of being a serial killer. That's where the unreliable narrator aspect becomes interesting. Is Byeong-soo actually a serial killer, or is the elaborate diary of his past murderous deeds just wish fulfillment about what he feels like he should have done to all those horrible people who clearly deserved to die?,...More

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 Produced by
 Won Shin-yun (원신연)
 Kim Young-ha (김영하)
 Original work
 Hyung Seul-woo (형슬우)
 Production department
 Kim Sang-soo (김상수)
 Production department
 Choi Young-hwan (최영환)
 Lee Seung-won-III (이승원)
 Assistant director
 Kim Jun-seong (김준성)
 Score composer
 Jung Do-an (정도안)
 Special effects
 Gong Tae-won (공태원)
 Gong Tae-won (공태원)
 Sound design
 Gong Tae-won (공태원)
 Kwon Kwi-deok (권귀덕)
 Martial arts team
 Lee Sang-min-II (이상민)
 Martial arts team
 Sin Min-kyeong (신민경)
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118 min 
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Airing dates : 2017/09/06
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2017.10.22 : 2 657 596 admissions (total)
As of 2017.10.08 : 15 307 admissions (total)
As of 2017.10.01 : 2 622 941 admissions (total)
As of 2017.09.24 : 2 473 690 admissions (total)
As of 2017.09.17 : 2 063 263 admissions (total)
As of 2017.09.10 : 1 191 748 admissions (total)

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