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The Crucible (도가니)

도가니 (Do-ga-ni)

Directed by Hwang Dong-hyeok (황동혁)

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125min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "Dogani" and "Silenced"
Synopsis
Based on the novel of the same name written by star author Gong Ji-young, “The Crucible” follows a group of children with disabilities who suffer physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their teachers.
Gong is one of a few star authors in Korea whose novels have sold more than a million copies. When her novel was published in June 2009, it became an instant hit not only because it was written by Gong but because it is based on a true story.
The film begins as Gang In-ho (Gong Yoo), 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 (Jeong Yu-mi). 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.
Director Hwang Dong-hyeok, who previously directed the 2007 hit film “My Father,” has received rave reviews for turning a successful novel into a well-made motion picture.

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  • Harsher punishment urged for pedophiles
    2012/01/28, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-sik Most citizens think that sex offenders preying on minors should be subject to harsher punishment than murderers, a survey by the Supreme Court showed Tuesday. It said the finding reflects the growing public awareness of child sex abuse, following last year's release of a film based on a true story about sexual assaults against disabled students by teachers at a Gwangju school,...More
  • South Korean Box Office in 2011

    2012/01/14, Source,
    Korean cinema expert Darcy Paquet looks back at the results of 2011's box office with some unexpected hits and misses, the rise of independent features, and how audiences confirmed they value story over spectacle. Although the number crunchers in Hollywood estimate that US theatrical admissions sank to their lowest level since 1995, things were not so gloomy in Korea. With an estimated 160 million tickets sold (more precise figures will become available at a later date), it appears that Korea has approached or broken the modern-day record for admissions. In 2010, total admissions stopped at 146.8 million. In monetary terms, 2011 was certainly the best year ever, given the 3D surcharge and rising average ticket prices. Americans may be growing tired of the theatrical movie-going experience, but young Koreans still crowd the multiplexes,...More
  • The year in film: 2011 brought large successes from low-budget movies

    2011/12/29, Source,
    Of the many Korean films that were released this year, "Late Autumn - 2010", left, and independent film "Re-encounter" were chosen as impressive films of the year by critics. Provided by each distributor It was another tough year for the film industry. According to the Korean Film Council, 136 Korean films and 278 foreign films were released as of late November, but just a few of them became box office hits and a handful of them were remembered by the audience. The most expensive film flopped, and the least-anticipated film became a sleeper hit of the year. The Korea JoongAng Daily provides a wrap-up of the local film industry,...More
  • [2011 Top 10 stories] Disabled are silent no more

    2011/12/29, Source,
    A film called "Dogani" ("The Crucible"), based on a novel by Gong Ji-young, stirred up enormous outrage among Koreans this year. The film tells the true story of sexual abuse at a school in Gwangju. Teachers at Inhwa School allegedly raped hearing-impaired students. Over 4.5 million viewers saw the film, and even though the original case closed in 2006 with little media attention, public outcry both on and offline led to a new police investigation,...More
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Staff
 Gong Ji-young (공지영)
 Original work
 Lim Seon-ae-I (임선애)
 Storyboard
Technics
125 min 
Web site
www.dogani2011.co.kr...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2011/09/22
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2011.11.27 : 4,672,865 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.13 : 4,669,498 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.06 : 4,665,541 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.30 : 4,646,419 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.23 : 4,563,830 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.16 : 4,359,612 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.09 : 3,869,291 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.02 : 2,686,687 admissions (total)
As of 2011.09.25 : 1,010,133 admissions (total)
As of 2011.09.18 : 100,663 admissions (total)
As of 2011.09.11 : 355 admissions (total)

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