After a long gap following his 2013 hit, the spy-action thriller The Suspect (starring Gong Yoo), director Won Shin-yun is back with another eagerly anticipated thriller. Memoir of a Murderer (not to be confused with the recent Japanese hit Memoirs of a Murderer) carries forward the rich Korean tradition of gritty, suspenseful films featuring complex characters.
The film features Sol in the role of Kim Byeong-soo, an ex-serial killer suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He has been living a normal life with his adopted daughter, Eun-hee (Kim Seol-hyun), for several years, when a new series of murders makes him confused if he has begun killing again. He also suspects Eun-hee’s boyfriend Tae-joo (Kim Nam-gil), who could be planning to target her next.
To make matters worse, Tae-joo works with the police, so there’s no help coming for Byeong-soo from that quarter. Finally, in order to save his daughter, Byeong-soo has to plan one final murder. However, his failing memory and a smart adversary will make this task more challenging than he would have expected.
The intense trailer promises the same gripping story line and drama that fans worldwide have come to expect from the best Korean murder mystery thrillers.
Memoir of a Murderer is based on a bestselling novel called A Murderer’s Guide to Memorization by author Kim Young-ha. The film is distributed by Showbox/Mediaplex, and is scheduled for release in September 2017.