The Fox Family

The Fox Family (Korean구미호 가족; RRGumiho Gajok) is a 2006 South Korean film. Made on a budget of ₩3.5 billion (US$3.8 million), the film is a musical comedy about the kumiho of Korean mythology.[1]

The Fox Family
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Hangul구미호 가족
Hanja九尾狐 家族
Revised RomanizationGumiho Gajok
McCune–ReischauerKumiho Kajok
Directed byLee Hyung-gon
Written byJeon Hyeon-jin
Park Eun-ah
Produced byShim Jae-myung
Lee Ha-na
Kim Hyeon-cheol
StarringJoo Hyun
Park Jun-gyu
Ha Jung-woo
Park Si-yeon
Ko Joo-yeon
CinematographyChoi Jin-woong
Edited byGwon Gi-suk
Music byBang Jun-seok
Lee Byung-hoon
Distributed byMK Pictures
Release date
  • September 27, 2006 (2006-09-27)
Running time
102 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
BudgetUS$3.8 million
Box officeUS$806,638


Disguising themselves as humans, a family of kumiho travel from their home in the mountains to the city. The kumiho can only truly become human if they consume a human liver during an eclipse that occurs once every thousand years, and with just thirty days to go they open a circus in the hope of attracting some victims. But the only person they succeed in capturing is conman Gi-dong, and things get complicated when the family's eldest daughter falls in love with him. In addition, a series of murders in the city brings the family under suspicion from a local police department.


  • Joo Hyun ... Father fox
  • Park Jun-gyu ... Gi-dong, camera man
  • Ha Jung-woo ... Son fox
  • Park Si-yeon ... Older daughter fox
  • Ko Joo-yeon ... Younger daughter fox
  • Sunwoo Yong-nyeo ... Mother fox
  • Park Chul-min ... detective
  • Woo Hyun ... Mr. Hong
  • Yoon Hyeon-sook ... Ms. Hwang
  • Wang Ji-hye ... convenience store girl
  • Kang Yu-mi ... female reporter
  • Kim Hee-ra ... man living in the container
  • Byun Joo-yeon ... Gi-dong's daughter
  • Byun Shin-ho ... elderly lady Oh
  • Lee Bong-kyu ... bathhouse owner
  • Hong Gyung-yeon ... middle aged woman in cabaret
  • Kim Young-woong ... reporter


The Fox Family was released in South Korea on 27 September 2006,[2] and on its opening weekend was ranked seventh at the box office with 39,025 admissions.[3] The film went on to receive a total of 202,990 admissions nationwide,[2] with a gross (as of 8 October 2006) of US$806,638.[4]

In August 2007, The Fox Family was screened at the 3rd Jecheon International Music & Film Festival.[5]


  1. ^ Park, Soo-mee. "[DVD Review] Foxes have atrocious pick-up lines". JoongAng Daily, 14 May 2007. Retrieved on 7 December 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Commercial Releases in 2006: Box-Office Admission Results". Retrieved on 6 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Korean Box Office" (2006.09.29 ~ 2006.10.01). HanCinema. Retrieved on 6 December 2008.
  4. ^ "South Korea Box Office October 6–8, 2006". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 6 December 2008.
  5. ^ D'Sa, Nigel. "Jecheon Fest Highlights Music-themed Films". Korean Film Council, 7 August 2007. Retrieved on 7 December 2008.

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