Director Bong Joon-ho, who attended the Cannes International Film Festival in France, shared the reaction of Lee Chun-jae, the true criminal of the ‘Hwaseong Serial Murder Case’, who saw his movie ‘Memories of Murder’.
Director Bong attended the 74th International Film Festival held at the Palais des Festivals Bunuel Hall in Cannes, southern France on the 7th (local time). On this day, he attended the Rendez-vous Avec, an event where world-famous filmmakers were invited to have a conversation with the audience, and revealed the process of directing ‘Memories of Murder’.
‘Memories of Murder’, which was released in 2003, was based on a serial murder case in Mars and starred Kang-ho Song and Sang-kyung Kim as the main characters. This film caught the two rabbits of workmanship and box office success, raising director Bong Joon-ho to the ranks of star directors.
Director Bong said, “The actual case is a serial murder that took place at a time when the Korean military dictatorship had not ended in the late 1980s,” said Bong. was created,” he said.
The Hwaseong serial murder case in Taean-eup, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do from 1986 to 1991 was identified as the prime suspect after Lee Chun-jae, who was imprisoned in Busan Prison in September 2019, confessed and revealed to be the real culprit.
He said, “The first incident occurred in 1986, and the movie was released in 2003, and there was a period of about 17 years. The movie was shot in 2002, released in 2003, and the criminal was caught in 2019, and another 16 years. There was a period of time, it’s strange,” he said. “The day the article came out (the suspect was identified), I was also mentally complicated,” he told the story behind the scenes.
Director Bong continued, “While writing the script, I wanted to see the real face of the real criminal and thought of meeting him for a while, but I didn’t want to meet him (in the end). There were various rumors about it, but the police recently said that Lee Chun-jae was not interested and was not interesting.”
In the last scene of ‘Memories of Murder’, there is a scene where a child tells Song Kang-ho (Du Man) who was looking into the farm waterway where the murder took place, saying, “Some old man was looking into this hole not long ago.” Then, the movie ends with a close-up of Song Kang-ho, who has a faint expression on his face.
Director Bong said, “The reason I did this on purpose was that I wanted to make sure that the criminal and the criminal would make eye contact if the criminal came and saw the criminal at the theater.”
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