Memories of Murder screening at the KCCUK, get ready for Gabdong
On April 11, 2014, tvN premiered a brand new drama series based on the same Hwaseong serial murders unsolved case that inspired Bong Joon-ho for what many of us consider his most thrilling feature film, Memories of Murder.
Gapdong (the drama) is set in 1996, instead of 1986 for Memories of Murder, but both productions start from the same facts: the body of a young woman, raped and brutally murdered, is found in a city of Gyeonggi Province. Other similar cases are identified in the preceding/following months for a total of ten murders within a 2-kilometer radius. In the TV drama, the killer receives a nickname given by the police: “Gap-dong”. A mentally challenged young man is falsely accused and commits suicide to prove his innocence. While the film explores how the police gets closer and closer to solving the case, Gapdong builds on the failure to solve it as to build further story development with the son of the mentally-challenged man becoming a detective and working on the case 17 years later after a similar pattern of crimes is identified.
Before Gapdong becomes available here in the UK, probably on DramaFever, you can refresh your memory (no pun intended) and watch Memories for FREE at the KCCUK this Thursday, October 16 from 7:00pm.
In the meantime you can also check out the trailer for Gapdong: