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Gyeongseonghakyoo: Sarajin sonyeodeul (2015)

A girl is transferred to a mysterious boarding school, where she is forced to discover its secrets to survive.

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Hae-yeong Lee (as Hae-young Lee)
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Credited cast:
Won-Hee Go Won-Hee Go ... Shizuko
Ryun Jo Ryun Jo ... Housework Teacher
Bo-Bi Joo Bo-Bi Joo ... Kihara
Dong-Hyun Kim Dong-Hyun Kim ... Driver
Ye-ji Kong Ye-ji Kong ... Yuka
Sun-Ah Lee Sun-Ah Lee ... 1st Phase Girl
Bo-Young Park ... Joo-ran
Joo-hee Park ... Joo-Ran's Mother
Se-In Park Se-In Park ... Eguchi
Seong-yeon Park ... Counselor
So-dam Park ... Yeon-duk
Mi-Ji Seo Mi-Ji Seo ... 2nd Phase Girl
Hee-seop Sim Hee-seop Sim ... Kenji
Ji-won Uhm ... Headmistress
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Korea in year 1938. Joo-ran is a sickly girl who is transferred to the Gyeongseong Boarding School for ill girls. She is given a new name; Shizuko. At first life seems to be not different from other boarding schools. Joo-ran learns that before she came, another girl named Shizuko had suddenly left the school without saying goodbye to her friends. Soon after other girls in the class are reported to have gone home as well, after disappearing in odd circumstances. Now the young girl is confident, that there is something wrong about the Gyeongseong School. Joo-ran starts a risky research to uncover the secrets surrounding the school, which puts her life in danger. Written by Anonymus

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South Korea

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Korean | Japanese

Release Date:

18 June 2015 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Silenciadas See more »

Filming Locations:

Daejon, South Korea See more »

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During the argument between the Japanese officer and the Headmistress, the officer's haircut is very casual by Japanese military standards of that era. It looks more like a contemporary style. It's doubtful that a Japanese officer, or enlisted soldier, would have been allowed to wear his hair in such a way, as the style would more likely have been either closely cropped or very closely trimmed along the edges. See more »

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During the skirmish in the hallway, the Japanese troops would have used bolt action rifles; most probably the Arisaka Type 99 or Type 38. But, the troops' rifles have no handles on their bolts, and one soldier even fires twice without mechanically chambering another round. See more »

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What secrets lie within the walls of the school?...
15 April 2017 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Usually the South Korean Cinema makes very great movies and quite often memorable horror movies. However, it would be impossible to keep making such movies. And "The Silenced" (aka "Gyeongseonghakyoo: Sarajin Sonyeodeul") was a deviant from the usual impressive line of horror movies to make it out of South Korea.

I hadn't heard about "The Silenced" before I stumbled upon it while browsing the horror selection on Netflix. Being a fan of the horror genre and being particular fond of Asian movies, then of course I would give "The Silenced" a go. However, it turned out to be a less than mediocre experience.

The story is about a girl who is sent to a remote boarding school where things seem quite out of place. And in order to survive, the new student must uncover the secrets stored within the walls of the school.

"The Silenced" wasn't scary at all, it was not even a thriller; it was, a best a mystery laced with supernatural elements. As such, then it was a major disappointment, because I had expected it to be more within the typical horror genre; a genre that South Korean Cinema does so well.

It should be said that the acting in the movie was quite good, and that is what kept me sticking with the movie to the very end. Even after that preposterous turn of events after the reveal of what was actually going on.

The story in "The Silenced" just wasn't particularly riveting, nor was it particularly memorable. I have seen the movie to the end, but I am sure that the movie will soon fade from memory, because it just didn't manage to find any foothold.

"The Silenced" was a disappointing movie to me, and as such I am rating it a mere 4 out of 10 stars. If you enjoy a good South Korean horror movie, then there are far better choices available.


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