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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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  • The Crucible - Two Sides of The Netizen Coin

    2011/10/01, Source,
    Promotional still from The Crucible An article has come out in The Korea Times and many other places since then, about the stir "The Crucible" has caused. Thousands of Korean netizens and bloggers, along with Daum have shown their support for the people who suffered through this case and also demanded for change. I was very happy to hear about this. Netizens are not my favorite people, as the main volume of them I usually hear about or experience are ruthless, violent and brainless, but it seems decent people are active online as well. I've been following this movie ever since I heard news of it and it's been my hope that it would succeed in raising awareness on such a big issue. And unfortunately, it's a global issue. Children are the future "us" and we owe us both a better world,...More
  • Another film shows sexual abuse of the disabled in N. Jeolla area

    2011/10/01, Source,
    With the hit Korean movie "The Crucible" fueling public outrage against sexual abuse of the disabled, another film about sexual violence against the disabled in Gimje, North Jeolla Province, is drawing keen attention. The North Jeolla Province Coalition for the Prevention of Discrimination Against the Disabled said Thursday that in July 2007, the 55-year-old head of the House of Glory, a facility for the disabled, repeatedly raped people with mental disabilities and his wife embezzled government subsidies. A whistleblower in the facility made the scandal public,...More
  • Outrage grows after movie relates rape of disabled innocents

    2011/09/29, Source,
    영화 도가니, 넷심을 끓게 하다...인화학교 재수사 착수 Inhwa School in Gwangju locks its gates to visitors yesterday as the movie "Dogani" creates a public furor over the horrors that took place there. [YONHAP] A movie called "Dogani", or "The Crucible" in English, is shocking viewers by its depiction of sexual abuse of students with disabilities - and how the abusive teachers got away with it. Based on a true story recounted in a bestselling book by female novelist Gong Ji-young, "Dogani" describes the serial rapes of deaf students by the principal and faculty of Inhwa School, a school for the hearing-impaired in Gwangju. The crimes went on for five years from 2000 to 2005. The movie has focused public attention on the real case. Six school officials and teachers accused of sexual abuse received slaps on the wrists: two were put on probation, two received punishments of one and two years in prison, and the remaining two weren't punished at all because the statute of limitations had been reached,...More
  • Film sparks call for revision of laws

    2011/09/29, Source,
    The entrance of Gwangju Inhwa School for deaf students is closed, Thursday. A film based on the sexual assaults that took place at the special school for the disabled students is igniting a fury that the punishment of the offenders was insufficient. / Yonhap By Kim Rahn A movie currently running in cinemas is sparking a growing call for the revision of laws governing sexual crimes against the disabled and minors. "The Crucible", a film based on the true story about school staff sexually assaulting hearing impaired students, is adding mounting pressure on policymakers and politicians to change the laws on sexual assaults on children and welfare foundations,...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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this is a must-see movie!
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