LKFF 2023 Opening Night: A Normal Family + Q&A

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Hur Jin-ho

  • Director

    Hur Jin-ho

  • Cast

    Sul Kyung-gu, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Hee-ae, Claudia Kim

  • Release Date


  • Runtime

    116 mins

  • Cert


Jae-wan (Sul Kyung-gu), a successful lawyer, takes on the case of a rich executive’s son, who has purposely run over and killed a man and left his daughter seriously injured. Meanwhile, Jae-wan’s younger brother Jae-gyu (Jang Dong-gun) works to keep her alive.


We then see a contrast between these two siblings, one affluent and unscrupulous, the other struggling and moralistic. When a second incident occurs, this time involving both brothers’ respective teen children, their relationship and ethics, along with that of Jae-wan’s young second wife Ji-su (Claudia Kim) and Jae-gyu’s older, charity-worker wife Yeon-kyung (Kim Hee-ae), will be sorely tested.


The latest feature from veteran director Hur Jin-ho is a deft family portrait – a twisty melodrama in which roles reverse with various moral conundrums exposing interfraternal and intergenerational rifts. Excellent, nuanced performances ensure that its dilemmas are as confronting to the audience as to the players.