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The Quiet Family (1998)
"Choyonghan kajok" (original title)

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

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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)  »

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A Black Comic Classic
4 December 2000 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

When a family reluctantly becomes proprietors of an inn deep in the woods, it seems doubtful anyone could find their way there. It doesn't help that the family ends up killing nearly all of their guests -- usually under cover of night (and the blackest possible humor). Imagine Hitchcock's "The Trouble with Harry" steered by a gruesomely dysfunctional family, and you have some idea of what this deadpan South Korean film offers. Still more evidence of that country's continuing film renaissance, and easily up to the standard of the best American films.


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