Memories of Murder

“Ordinary, with a normal face”. I feel much was lost in translation here. This seems part police procedural, part period piece based on the background events that seem historically important, but my knowledge of contemporary Korean history prevents me from appreciating it more.

What’s left is good enough to be appreciated on its own.

I did not know this was inspired in a string of murders that happened. You can almost tell, from the anticlimactic and abrupt way to end the investigation, nearly on the same spot as it begins.

Apparently, they found the culprit in 2019.


This is my place for ramblings about sequences of images that exploit the human visual limitation know as persistence of vision.

Ephemera of Vision