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'Memoir of a Murderer' invited to London film fest

All Headlines 09:31 September 04, 2017

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korean crime-thriller "Memoir of a Murderer" has been invited to this year's BFI London Film Festival, the movie's local distributor said Monday.

The movie led by actor Seol Kyung-gu will be screened in the Thrill section at the 61st edition of the festival, which is the largest film festival in Britain. This year's event will run from Oct. 4-15.

Previous Korean titles that have been invited to the same category were "New World" (2013), "A Hard Day" (2014), "Assassination" (2015) and "The Wailing" (2016).

Based on Kim Young-ha's best-selling novel of the same name, "Memoir of a Murderer" depicts the story of an aged former serial killer with Alzheimer's who strives to keep his only daughter safe from serial murders that have struck his neighborhood.

The Showbox release is scheduled to open in North America on Friday, a day after its domestic release. It will also be shown in Australia, New Zealand, France, Turkey, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines.

This photo released by Showbox is of a promotional poster for "Memoir of a Murderer." (Yonhap)

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