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THE QUIET FAMILY

By admin | March 22, 2000

Imagine a dash of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a pinch of “Shallow Grave,” and a splash of Billy Wilder, and you’ve got this amusing little package. When a dysfunctional Korean family buys a lodge in the middle of nowhere, they inadvertently become an attraction for several suicides. In order to avoid bad publicity for their failing business, they hide the corpses. Over time, the bodies keep stacking up, and stashing them becomes increasingly difficult. While never out right hilarious, its black humor does create a steady stream of lighthearted chuckles, and it never aims to be macabre enough to actually become creepy. Its middle-of-the-road stance thus marks it as an amusing diversion, albeit forgettable.

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