Imitation, Contamination, Dissolution: Bong Joon-ho’s “Memories of Murder”

Four years before David Fincher’s Zodiac was released, Bong Joon-ho’s Memories of a Murder explored a true-life case of a serial killer whose identity proves to be frustratingly elusive. In this video essay, A. Martin and C. Álvarez López investigate how Joon-ho slowly but steadily weaves themes of imitation, contamination and dissolution throughout the film.


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Memories of Murder