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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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Cast

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

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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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Good vs Evil In The Real World. . . An Oscar Worthy Film!
13 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

While the Story, the Theme is reprehensible, the Art in Film-making; being able to articulate emotions, actions, reactions, in a fashion that others --viewers -- not associated will feel, be stirred, outraged by the monstrous behavior, is the hallmark of an excellent production!

Having been orphaned as a child, I know all too well the horrors, cover-ups, lies, and willful deceit that insidious practitioners of corruption perform, and how the tentacles of their evil deeds navigate and manipulate. The Director, Writer, Actors, Cinematographers and entire Production company have done a fine job of crafting in a way that eliminates the language barrier, and reaches into the minds, and hearts of their audience. Ten out of Ten Stars for motion picture perfection... --GBJ


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