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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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Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon)

Writer:

Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon)
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Cast

Credited cast:
In-hwan Park ... Tae-gu Kang (Father)
Moon-hee Na ... Mrs. Kang
Kang-ho Song ... Yeong-min Kang (Son)
Min-sik Choi ... Chang-ku Kang (Uncle)
Ho-kyung Go Ho-kyung Go ... Mi-na Kang (Daughter)
Yun-seong Lee Yun-seong Lee ... Mi-su Kang (Daughter)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheol-ho Choi Cheol-ho Choi ... Male lodger (committing suicide by taking pills)
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi ... Lonely man
Ka-hyeon Jang Ka-hyeon Jang ... Hyun-suk's lover
Jae-yeong Jeong ... Hyun-suk (as Ji-hyeon Jeong)
Woong-in Jeong ... Mi-su's admirer
Su-Won Ji Su-Won Ji ... Eun-su
Deok-jae Jo Deok-jae Jo
Jong-gu Kim Jong-gu Kim
Tae-hee Kim Tae-hee Kim
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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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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

25 April 1998 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A csendes család See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Director Jee-woon Kim's feature film debut. 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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Dark and Morbid Fun
24 May 2003 | by mindless_junkSee 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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