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Choyonghan kajok (1998)

A family opens a mountain inn where their first guest commits suicide. Suddenly all their guests befall horrible fates.

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(as Kim Jee-woon)

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(as Kim Jee-woon)
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Cast

Credited cast:
In-hwan Park ...
Tae-gu Kang (Father)
Mun-hee Na ...
Mrs. Kang
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Yeong-min Kang (Son)
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Chang-ku Kang (Uncle)
Ho-kyung Go ...
Mi-na Kang (Daughter)
Yun-seong Lee ...
Mi-su Kang (Daughter)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheol-ho Choi ...
Male lodger (committing suicide by taking pills)
Ju-bong Gi ...
Lonely man
Ka-hyeon Jang ...
Hyun-suk's lover
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Hyun-suk (as Ji-hyeon Jeong)
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Mi-su's admirer
Su-Won Ji ...
Eun-su
Gi-yeong Lee ...
Killer
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A family decides to buy a lodge in a remote hiking area. Their first customer commits suicide and the distraught family buries his body to avoid the bad publicity. But their luck gets worse, the bodies start piling up, and the family becomes frantic to rectify the situation. Written by Paul Benmussa

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Comedy | Crime | Horror

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25 April 1998 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

A csendes család  »

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The film was loosely remade as Katakuri-ke no kôfuku (2001) by Takashi Miike. See more »

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Remade as Katakuri-ke no kôfuku (2001) See more »

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Wild Saxophone
Performed by The Stray Cats
Courtesy of Arista Records
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Dark and Morbid Fun
24 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

The storyline: A Korean family bought a lodging hotel for bargain basement prices in a desolated location. Hotel guests were hard to come by but when the first guest finally arrived, he committed suicide. More guests started to show up... but things did not turn out the way they were hoping... A classic case of be careful what you wish for, because it may actually come true in unexpected ways...

Think of this as Korean version of the "Addams Family". This movie is a showcase of dark humor while several parallel subplots are going on. I especially like the acting of the youngest daughter Mi-na, her looks and mannerism epitomize the dark humor of the entire movie.

Not the funniest movie to come out from the Korea movie industry in recent years, but nonetheless quite enjoyable for those who like dark humor movies like Beetlejuice or Addams Family.




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