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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.

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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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Technical Specs

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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The Greatest South Korean Movie I've Seen to Date
10 March 2018 | by keren_boy_iiSee all my reviews

If you were asked on how to make a movie out of a real event, then this is how it's done. The real events were so cruel, yet this movie is able to explain them in such a way that it's not disgusting without misleading the message they want to tell. I've only seen very few South Korean movie, but out of those few this one is definitely the very best.

In fact, since this movie later sparked a national protest against the punishment for rapist, this could be one of those movie in the entire world that has a great social impact. For me personally, I felt the sadness, anger and disappointment in the faces of those children. It's like I wanna protest too now!!

I always like to compare this movie to the Japanese movie titled Nobody Knows / Dare Mo Shiranai. Although they don't bear similar plot, both are actually based loosely on a true event. Howeve, Nobody Knows seems to tell the story in a too soft way. Dogani instead is a super great story telling of the actual event.

AWESOME MOVIE!


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