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The Quiet Family
Directed by Kim Jee-woon • 1998 • South Korea
Starring Park In-hwan, Na Moon-hee, Song Kang-ho
The feature debut from Kim Jee-woon is an audaciously warped blend of horror-thriller and pitch-black comedy. At their newly opened mountain inn, recent Seoul transplants the Kang family find themselves with an unexpected problem on their hands: their guests keep turning up dead. Afraid of losing business, the clan must get creative in order to cover up the rapidly mounting body count. The inspiration for Takashi Miike’s THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS, THE QUIET FAMILY boasts a stellar ensemble cast that includes future superstars Song Kang-ho and Choi Min-sik.