A family buys a lodge in the country but has trouble getting customers. When they finally begin to get people wanting to stay at the lodge a new problem arises. All the lodgers end up killing themselves. Intent on keeping their business, the family attempts to hide the murders.
Written and Directed by – Ki-woon Kim
Starring – Min-sik Choi, Ho-kyung Go, Ka-hyeon Jang, Jae-yeong Jeong, Woong-in Jeong, Su-Won Ji, Gi-yeong Lee, Yun-seong Lee, Mun-hee Na, In-hwan Park, Gloria Sauve, Kang-ho Song
I heard of this one thanks to Cristina over at Zombie Cupcakes right here on WordPress. Great blog by the way Cristina. Right, back to the flick.
I’m slowly getting used to the slapstick type of nature of Asian comedy. I haven’t seen too many at this point but The Quiet Family had my chuckling more than a few times. Throw in a little bit of horror and I’m sold. There’s nothing like a good dark comedy to light the fires in my gut.
While everyone turns a good performance it was Kang-ho Song as the son, Yeong-min that constantly had me laughing. He walks that thin line between smart and stupid and the look on his face as events transpire were classic. There’s also alot of subtle little things going on that adds to the comedy aspect of the film. Just the fact that this one family seems to have such bad luck is amusing already and once their first lodger commits suicide and they hide the body instead of calling the police the ball is rolling.
One after another the lodgers keep committing suicide and the family keeps hiding the bodies. On top of all that they have a friend who wants to eliminate some family members to get his hands on an inheritance and the suspicious police chief who’s sure something is going on. There’s some familiar bits in here but the characters keep it fresh. It’s a good slice of evil comedy that I would serve to my guests for sure.
Under the marquee – Will