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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
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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)
Woong-in 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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25 April 1998 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

A csendes család  »

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1.66 : 1
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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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Tres Delinquetes
Performed by Delinquent Habits
Courtesy of RCA Records
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A lot of fun
21 June 2011 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

This is Kim Ji-woon's debut film. He would go on to direct A Tale of Two Sisters, The Good, The Bad, the Weird and I Saw the Devil. The Quiet Family is probably most famous for being remade by Takashi Miike a few years later as The Happiness of the Katakuris. Miike's film is far more zany, and it's a ton of fun. Kim's film is probably a little bit better. It doesn't contain any musical numbers, zombies or sequences animated in clay. It's quite well directed, though there are some plot holes and loose threads. Kang-ho Song (Thirst, The Host) and Min-sik Choi (Oldboy, Failan) are the most recognizable of the five family members who own a remote mountain inn. Their business is doing poorly. After a few weeks, their first customer shows up. He dies. Probably a suicide, but it looks like murder. The family decides to bury them. More bad luck follows as nearly each and every guest who shows up at the inn dies under horrific circumstances. The family just keeps burying the bodies. The film is morbidly hilarious. It kind of gets sloppy around the end, but it's hugely amusing the whole way through. Probably my favorite of Kim's films that I've seen so far


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