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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
Tae-hee Kim Tae-hee Kim
Gi-yeong Lee Gi-yeong Lee ... Killer
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Storyline

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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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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Jump Into the Fire
Performed by Harry Nilsson
Courtesy of RCA Records
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A slick, entertaining horror sit-com.
29 February 2000 | by LagomorphSee 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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