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Silenced (2011)

Do-ga-ni (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 22 September 2011 (South Korea)
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Based on real events, this film depicts the story of a school for the hearing-impaired where young deaf students were sexually assaulted by the faculty members over a long period of time.

Director:

Dong-hyuk Hwang

Writers:

Ji-young Gong (based upon the novel by) (as Jee-young Cong), Dong-hyuk Hwang (screenplay adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoo Gong ... Kang In-ho
Yu-mi Jung ... Seo Yoo-jin
Hyeon-soo Kim Hyeon-soo Kim ... Kim Yeon-doo
Kim Jee-Young Kim Jee-Young ... In-ho's grandmother (as Ji-yeong Kim)
In-seo Jeong In-seo Jeong ... Jin Yoo-ri
Seung-hwan Baek ... Jeon Min-soo
Hye-jin Park ... Headmaster's Wife
Gwang Jang Gwang Jang ... Principal / Principal's Brother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jin-ho Choi Jin-ho Choi ... Prosecutor
Hyo-Seob Eom Hyo-Seob Eom ... Police Officer Jang
Ji-seong Eom Ji-seong Eom ... Young-soo (as Ji Sung Uhm)
Jae-Ho Heo Jae-Ho Heo ... Broadcasting Station PD
Suk-Youn Hong Suk-Youn Hong ... School Custodian / Guard
So-yeon Jang ... Courtroom Sign Language Interpreter
Gook-hwan Jeon ... Attorney Hwang (as Kuk-Hwan Jeon)
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Storyline

Gang In-ho, who is working to earn money for his daughter's surgery, is appointed to a school for hearing-impaired children in Gwangju. But what he discovers there is an ugly truth: the children are being physically and sexually abused by their teachers. When he decides to fight for the children's rights and expose the crimes being committed at the school, In-ho teams up with human rights activist Seo Yu-jin. But he and Yu-jin soon realize the school's principal and teachers, and even the police, prosecutors and churches in the community are actually trying to cover up the truth. Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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The hideous truth, concealed far too long

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Release Date:

22 September 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Dogani See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Based on the novel Dogani by Cong Jee-young, Silenced is based on real-life events at a school for the deaf. See more »

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Where is justice? - Movie too powerful
28 March 2015 | by Alan_H4See all my reviews

This movie is incredibly powerful, at some points i couldn't hold my tears.

The movie has portrayed true events in a masterfully done way. The cinematography/atmosphere and the music are superb.

This movie really made me sad and angry at the world at the same time. At some points in the movie i wished i could be there and take a gun and take justice in to my own hands.It portraits the true nature of how evil and disgusting human beings can be. The sheer fact that the system and those who "abide" the law are corrupt, and still manage not to give a damn about what happened to those children, is beyond my understanding.The movie got me frustrated at many points and i just wanted to punch the protagonist in the face for not taking justice in to his own hands. You see evil in front of you and you see that the majority of the people running the system, the laws are bad and corrupt, and you think by yourself, why not punish all those evil bastards? and i don't care how it is done, as long as they get punished.

At some point one gets the realization that there is no hope in this world. Our society is run by sociopaths and psychopaths. It shows that money can do anything, and that human life and a child's innocence means nothing to those in power. I'm really angry after watching this movie and so sad at the same time... i can't keep getting this movie out of my head.

This movie deserves an Oscar and should be seen by everyone!

8.8/10


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