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The Crucible (도가니)

도가니 (Do-ga-ni)

Directed by Hwang Dong-hyeok (황동혁)

Screenplay by

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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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  • 'Unbowed' brings gripping, honest realism

    2011/12/22, Source,
    Ahn Seong-gi appears in a scene from "Unbowed", a legal drama based on true events by Chung Ji-young. / Courtesy of NEW By Lee Hyo-won Korea has recently seen the transformative power of cinema, as the dramatization of an actual sexual abuse case in "Silenced" ("Dogani" in Korean, a.k.a. "The Crucible") ignited public outrage and eventually compelled a reinvestigation of the events,...More
  • 2011 SFCC Year-End Charity Gala for raising awareness of Korea overseas

    2011/12/17, Source,
    Cake-cutting ceremony at the event venue (photo: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) The Seoul Foreign Correspondents' Club (SFCC) hosted a end-year charity gala dinner at Seoul Plaza Hotel on December 9. The proceeds gathered by a raffle from the annual dinner party will be donated to non-profit organizations to help people in need. The dinner party started with a speech by Ito Ryoji, the president of the SFCC, and it was followed by congratulatory addresses by Choi Kwang-shik, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and Lee Bae-yong, the chairperson of the Presidential Council on Nation Branding. All VIPs of the event participated in a cake-cutting ceremony, and Minister of Unification Yu Woo-ik proposed a toast,...More
  • A look back at the year's breakout films

    2011/12/15, Source,
    (Above picture: Scenes from "The Crucible" - Photos courtesy of CJ E&M) In 2011, Korean films brought attention to the individuals and issues that have otherwise remained unaddressed, underrepresented, or simply unexplored. While the questions posed by these films varied, provoking responses ranging from angry shock to laughter and sympathy, all called for a collective reconsideration of the social dynamics and relationships that can be found in Korean society today. The film Dogani, also known as "The Crucible", is based on actual events that took place at a Gwangju school for the hearing-impaired, where young students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years. Depicting both the crimes and the court proceedings that let the teachers off with minimal punishment, the film sparked public outrage upon its September release, which eventually resulted in a reopening of the investigations into the incidents. With over 4 million people in Korea having watched the film, the demand for legislative reform reached all the way to the National Assembly, where a revised bill, dubbed the "The Crucible" Bill, was passed in late October to abolish the statute of limitations for sex crimes against minors and the disabled,...More
  • Gong Yoo to tour three Japanese cities

    2011/12/06, Source,
    Actor Gong Yoo will tour three cities in Japan to meet fans in celebration of the 10th anniversary of his acting debut. The Japanese tour, set to start on Dec. 7, comes after a fan-meeting series throughout Korea in September. The Hallyu star will visit Fukuoka on Dec. 7, Aichi on Dec. 9 and Tokyo on Dec. 12. Sessions with fans will be comprised of singing performances as well as talking segments,...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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