Ladies and gentlemen, introducing: Hafiz Rahman! This episode sees Hafiz, a keen film fan, sit down with Fikri for a stroll down the killer memory lane that is ‘Memories of Murder’. Directed by Bong Joon-ho (probably the one filmmaker with the dreamiest of 12 months to look back on), the film tells the story of South Korea’s first serial murders in history. Sparked by Hafiz’s recent splurge on his films, they consider the political context of the film’s setting, its representation of violence and gender, and correlations to real-life events. All this and more on the 63rd episode of Thoughts on Films!
- We refer to sources from Britannica, Yonhap News Agency and Los Angeles Times
- Joseph Jonghyun Jeon’s Vicious Circuits also helps to set the table for discussion
- Read our reviews of ‘Parasite’ and ‘Sea Fog’
- Intermission: Memories of Murder – Train Track Scene
- Theme Song: Airplane Mode by Josh Woodward
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