Ubisoft presents...
Fox Family, The
Fox Family, The

Gumiho gajok
Sponsored by: MusiquePlus
North american Premiere

Korea
2006 | 102 min | 35mm
Korean language, English subtitles

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Screening Times

July 13th, 2007
9:30 pm
Hall Theatre
July 15th, 2007
9:45 pm
J.A. De Seve

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Description

The Kumiho family circus in town -- and with it, apparently, a mysterious murderer. The members of motherless family aren’t helping their case with their strange remarks about humans and their initial performances, cavalcades of dismemberment and torrents of blood which terrify the local kids. Pretty soon, a dour, downbeat cop is on the tail of the plucky, bumbling Kumihos. Or rather, tails -- “kumiho” is the word for the fox spirits of Korean mythology, and this clan from Nam Mountain near Seoul, temporarily disguised as people thanks to a magic spell, must eat human livers during a brief, once-in-a-millennium lunar eclipse to shed their foxy nature and assume permanent human form. When the sleazy reprobate on the run from mobsters stumbles into their eerie household, he soon finds himself a little too enthusiastically involved in their scheming after human flesh—and involved with the sexy elder-sister fox spirit (former Miss Korea Si-Yeon Park) as well!

Recalling the morbid, off-kilter sensibility of perverse yet compassionate Korean predecessors The Quiet Family and Save the Green Planet, and even The Host, with its bruised but unbeatable clan, The Fox Family ups the ante with a bounty of boisterous song-and-dance numbers (bring on the breakdancing riot cops!) and riotously colourful, crazy-quilt art direction. As charming and sweet-natured as it is goofy, ghastly and gruesome, The Fox Family is a musical sex-comedy horror-fantasy dysfunctional-family farce to be reckoned with!

—Rupert Bottenberg

Credits

Director: Lee Hyung-gon
Screenplay: Jeon Hyeon Jin, Park Eun Ha
Cast: Joo Hyeon, Park Joon Gyoo, Park Si Yeon, Ha Jeong Woo, Koo Joo Yeon
Producers: MK Pictures
Distributor: MK Pictures

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