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The Quiet Family (1998)

Choyonghan kajok (original title)
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
...
Yeong-min Kang (Son)
...
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
...
Hyun-suk (as Ji-hyeon Jeong)
...
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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Release Date:

25 April 1998 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

A csendes család  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film was loosely remade as The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) by Takashi Miike. See more »

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Remade as The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) See more »

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Wild Saxophone
Performed by The Stray Cats
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A slick, entertaining horror sit-com.
29 February 2000 | by (Berkeley, CA) – See all my reviews

This film manages to strike a very tricky balance between humor and suspense. It's funny and tense all at the same time, from start to finish.

It's visually appealing, with interesting characters, and high production values. The acting is uniformly superb, and the plot manages to incorporate good, old fashioned suspense traditions and tropes while remaining fresh and interesting.

If you get a chance to see this, do.


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