London Korean Film Night: The Quiet Family (1998)

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After their father’s dismissal from his company, a family decides to open a mountain lodge in the suburbs of Seoul. Although they initially expect a rush of lodgers, the mansion remains empty for days leaving the family anxious. Meanwhile, Mina (the youngest daughter) is upset by strange noises at night and a strange old woman’s ominous omen. The first guest appears two weeks after their opening. Excited, the family pours excessive favours on him. However, the guest is found dead the next day, and so the family buries him in a panic to avoid any risks of ruining their newly formed business. The second guests are a couple who commit suicide, and so the family buries them again. About the time when the family gets accustomed to digging, they learn there will be a new path constructed by their lodge just where the bodies are buried.

Director: Kim Jee-woon
Screening Date: March 12, 2015
Theatre: KCCUK

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