Brief sex scene which lasts around 6 seconds. A prostitute is seen slowly riding a man on a mattress, part of her buttocks and the side of her breasts are briefly seen. The man seems bored during the intercourse, so this is not intense or graphic.
A scene in a bathhouse has a few naked men walking around. We only see their buttocks, but the main character makes a point of staring at their genitals (the scene is played for dark humor).
A man is seen masturbating briefly where a crime took place. No nudity.


No sexual assault shown but mentioned and discussed.
A photo of a breast is shown in crime scene photos.
There is nothing very explicit and the only nudity is on a magazine shown very briefly. A few short dialogues about sex/rape, again nothing explicit.
Implied sex where there is kissing and then the next morning they wake up in bed together
People talk about victims of rape and sexual abuse through the the film.
A policeman discovers pornographic magazines which a man has tried to hide from his family. Topless women can be seen as he flips through them, and the man’s kids also carry around pictures that have been cut out of the magazines (again of topless women).
a group of girls in bikinis are shown

The overall premise of the movie is a killer who kidnaps women, rapes them, and strangles then to death.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


The high comments on this film on the Internet have been exaggerated. Excerpts from the views of several people in the film industry:

“The best Korean film in history”

“The perfect movie without flaws”

“Looking at China, no director has the strength to make such a film.”

“After watching this film, Chinese films can really go home and have a rest.”

“Loaded with painful collective reflection in first-class commercial techniques, this is also one of the important reasons for the rise of Korean films and their dominance in Asia.”

……

There are different opinions about watching movies. Everyone’s perspective and experience are not the same. There are different opinions on how high it is, but at least it’s certain that this is a rare classic film.

A rainy night

Woman in red

The radio slowly played sad love songs

Such a quiet night——

A pair of smooth and delicate hands

Directed a series of abnormal rape and murder tragedies

The rain stopped and the body was exposed to the sun

The murderer wandered among the crowd and disappeared

No one knows who he is

Until——

The next rainy night, the song sounded again

It’s dark and mysterious, and it’s foggy.

In the first 20 minutes of the film, adhering to the classic Korean film style, the rhythm is slow, and the melodious music brings people back to the story background of the 1980s.

The leisurely field scenery, large golden rice fields, exquisite and tireless scene description, even including the details of fat agents’ family life, tractors to and from farmland, simple people in small towns, occasional demonstrations and frequent air defense exercises during the military and political period, are like a picture of people’s life during the military and political rule of South Korea in the 1980s, It’s hard for the first time to think of the thriller serial homicide.

The two agents in the town have not received systematic and strict judicial training. They extort confessions by intuition and violent torture. The original clumsy way of solving cases is funny and annoying. At the beginning of the film, there was a wind of black humor. Until the arrival of the professional agent Su from Seoul, the graduated agent Su was full of confidence and ideals. With the collision of the two conflicting case handling styles, the case began to make a breakthrough——

The woman in red who was killed on a rainy night, the mysterious legend of the girls’ school, the sad love song broadcast by the radio, the anonymous singer… Finally, the evidence is linked, the silk is stripped and the cocoon is pulled close to the truth step by step. The audience’s breath has been controlled by the director, and even in the end, a number of coincidences have been enough to make everyone firmly believe that the handsome singer is the murderer. Although we rely on evidence to speak, we must wait for the DNA test results, but the truth of the case seems to be coming out.

At this time, the case turned sharply. The wise director mastered the audience’s tense and depressed emotions at this time, and made the plot ups and downs, so that everyone fell into the valley of silence and despair from the hope of keeping the clouds open and seeing the moon.

The last victim is a high school girl. It’s cruel to choose such a sharp contrast between youth and death. The girl’s withered life, disgusting death, unclosed eyes, and the band aid that agent Su personally attached to the girl not long ago are now attached to a lifeless body. The evil hand does not let go of the life of youth, and the rain pours down.

The rational and calm agent Su finally collapsed. He heard dirty hide in the dark and sneer secretly. The hand of justice has no power. He would rather believe that the long-awaited DNA report was just a lie. He had to end his crime by himself – took out a pistol and shot it angrily at the suspect

Seventeen years later

In 2003, South Korea, which successfully transformed into a democratic society, was quiet and peaceful in the fields, as if nothing had happened.

The former police officer had become a businessman and raised children, but when he passed the rice field of that year, he couldn’t help walking to the drainage pipe of tianken where the first body was found.

It was learned from an innocent girl that the murderer had come here not long ago.

Continue to ask, the answer makes everyone despair – he is just an ordinary person.

The film ends with middle-aged agent park’s tears, stunned and confused eyes, leaving the audience with an ending without an answer.

In these few seconds, it was interpreted very wonderful by Korean film emperor song Kanghao.

Without the last ten minutes, the film might not be so good.

Many people will still ask who is the murderer, but the focus of the film is not to expose the truth, but to give an open ending:

The murderer is among the ordinary people who pass by us every day. Everyone can——

In this world, there are always some people who hide their unknown side and continue to walk; And some truths are doomed to be swallowed up by darkness.

Like train tunnels that often appear in that film, darkness is long and no one can see what end is.

[repressed era • distorted humanity • missing Law]

The special political background of the film can not be ignored. The real case occurred in 1986, when South Korea was under military and political rule. In history, South Korea was undergoing transformation and was at the critical moment of the democratic movement.

Therefore, the film is full of distinctive symbols of the times:

Demonstrations continued in the streets; Endless air defense alarms; School rescue drill; The military and police were pulled to suppress the parade; The judicial system is chaotic, extorting confessions by torture is abused, and the evidence protection is improper

Agent Park and his partner have never been to Seoul and have a vague concept of the world outside the town. At that time, their vision was narrow and their knowledge was limited. The director expressed their ignorance and helplessness with ridicule and humor:

For example, when detective Park encountered a bottleneck in the detection, he went to ask for divination and said, “the United States is too big, so their detectives need to solve cases with their heads, while South Korea is very small, so they only need to solve cases with their feet”. The two partners sat in the field and boasted about their college campus life. They admitted that they had only been to high school. The pedantic bureaucratic system and the limitations of existing conditions made their violent interrogation and perfunctory investigation attitude inevitable.

The trauma of the times, from top to bottom, the repressed society breeds distorted groups.

The suspects in the film range from mentally retarded teenagers to sexually abnormal workers to cool and strange veterans. They have become the epitome of social vulnerable groups, and their personal destiny bears the shadow of the times.

Looking at the legal issues reflected in the image, there are many scene inspection scenes in the film, but it is a pity that the protection of the criminal scene is not enough. For example, the obvious footprints in the first case were run over by a tractor, and many opportunities for evidence collection were lost; Of course, the crime was always committed on a rainy night, and the erosion of rain also made it more difficult to collect evidence.

Secondly, in that era, the backward interrogation conditions and the low quality of agents in such a small town blindly pursued the rate of solving cases, increasing the dependence of agents on oral confession; The idea of presumption of guilt makes the purpose of interrogation is to get a confession, an illegal way of interrogation, and there is no continuous recording, so the evidence is completely unimportant in the process of finalizing the case;

Needless to say, “the testimony of witnesses, statements of victims and statements of defendants obtained by illegal methods such as extorting confessions by torture or threats, inducements and deception can not be used as the basis for deciding a case” – this contemporary universally recognized principle of exclusion of illegal evidence was effectively applied at that time.

What is not completely bad is that it was finally applied to DNA identification. Unfortunately, the case occurred in South Korea in 1986, and it was first reported that DNA technology was applied to criminal investigation identification in 1985. DNA identification may fail due to lack of professional knowledge or poor preservation in the later stage during the sampling process. Even if it is scientific evidence, its conclusion may be wrong.

Without democratic constitutionalism, a sound legal environment cannot be established, and the whole society without guarantee is in a potentially unstable state. The causes of the tragedy are far from the same. The continuous rain throughout the film, the air defense alarm whistling through the night sky, the overall turbulence and weak manpower make it impossible to miss the truth every time. If the murderer’s abnormal behavior is a distorted human nature, the people killed in this case are not victims in the process of political democratization in South Korea.

[what is “memories of killing”]

“Memories of murder” has a strange name – it lacks a subject, or an agent, or the murderer himself.

As for the former, the characters of the two protagonists in the film are very different.

Agent Su from Seoul is thoughtful, good at reasoning, has received good judicial education, and believes in relying on evidence.

Agent Park, a native of the town, is reckless by nature, extorts confessions by violence, ends cases perfunctorily, is good at inducing confessions and believes in his intuition.

Their emotions have changed with the progress of the case:

When his partner was amputated for recklessness, he stared at the empty shoes and shoe covers left;

After witnessing that the key witness was killed by a speeding train and his hands were splashed with blood;

Originally, I just wanted to close the case hastily and perfunctorily induce confessions. My mentality began to change. I began to accept agent Su’s scientific way, learn rational education and believe in scientific evidence.

Until finally, agent Su in the heavy rain was soaked with helplessness and despair. At the moment of raising his gun, agent Park stopped him.

At this time, ingenious——

The two characters changed dramatically.

So, the last sight fell on the detective who was in business. He was good at making up “murder memories” for the suspect in his youth. He made a confession to solve the case. After an experience, he changed his identity and returned to his native place. Memories of seventeen years ago will never be erased. He will keep those memories that can not be disappeared together with the murderers who are unpunished.

In this way, I prefer the latter statement, that is, the director is helping the killer state his memories.

In this way, challenge the murderer who sits safely in the cinema and watches this film. Come on, recall your killing experience. Even if you forget those killed more than ten years ago, we have not forgotten, let alone allow you to forget.

This film, which is close to the style of Black Dahlia, is also based on real cases. In the same reality, there is no unsolved case of the real murderer. The difference is that the director of black arranges the murderer and tells the audience.

truth,

Only the murderer who has a complete memory of killing himself,

Only he knows——

What did he do that rainy night.

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