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Do-ga-ni (2011)

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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Certificate:

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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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How a movie shape a nation
2 August 2015 | by Forest-GSee all my reviews

God damn it, I shed tears.

there are many sensitive variables that could make people cry in this movie, such as;

It is about children... deaf, mute, orphan, abandoned, abused, raped, dead, need I say more?

I think those reasons are enough to make people shed a tear, if not probably you are an asshole (like me in real life :P).

Once I finished the movie, I felt sad, enrage, and little bit disappointed because there is no justice in the movie (well, what do you expect it's based on real life).

Then I realized how powerful this movie is... and yeah, this movie sparked rage in South Korea public. The public there demanded that this case should be re-open. After this movie the Education ministry demanded more detailed profile and criminal record from every teachers, and they have shut down Inhwa School. The government passed Dogani law (named after this movie). Even the president of South Korea made a comment and stand with public opinion.

For a movie to give such a big impact in a nation is pretty impressive. So yeah, this is one of those rare movie that shape a nation, and made you realized how powerful a movie can be.

Big note: Those child actors are impressive (WOW!!). Their acting is so convincing, they made me ;_:


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