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The Crucible (도가니)

도가니 (Do-ga-ni)

Directed by Hwang Dong-hyeok (황동혁)

Screenplay by


125min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "Dogani" and "Silenced"
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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  • Three films zero in on the limitations of legal system

    2012/11/01, Source,
    Three new movies confront criminals who get off too easy: from left, "Confession of Murder", "Dirty Blood" and "Don't Cry Mommy". Provided by Daisy Entertainment and Nalgae Forty-four high school boys were convicted of being involved in serial gang rapes of a middle school girl over the course of a year. The accused filmed the acts and threatened to distribute copies of the clip if the girl talked. The case wound up with only 10 boys sent to a juvenile corrections facility. Years later, the others are said to have led "normal lives", attending college or serving in the military. The young victim dropped out of high school after the mother of one of the convicted attackers came to the school and demanded that she file a petition to mitigate her son's sentence. As unrealistic as all this may sound, it happened to a 15-year-old girl in 2004 in Miryang, South Gyeongsang, and will be the basis of the upcoming film "Don't Cry Mommy",...More
  • Korean films to shine at the City of Light

    2012/10/29, Source,
    The 7th annual Le Festival du Film Coréen à Paris will kick off today in the French capital and run until Nov. 6. Over the next week, iconic Korean films ranging from classics, documentaries, animated films and experimental works will be shown. 24 features and 23 short films will be screened in total. Some major films to be shown include "The Crucible", "The Taste of Money" and "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" The opening piece will be "Masquerade", starring Lee Byung-hun, while the closing film will be "The Thieves" featuring the all-star cast of Jeon Ji-hyeon, Kim Hye-soo and Kim Soo-hyeon-I among others,...More
  • Jeong Yu-mi's Gamble on TV Soap Proves Worthwhile

    2012/09/04, Source,
      Actress Jeong Yu-mi was at first reluctant to accept the lead role in tvN's "I Need Romance 2012" but she now feels the gambit of switching from movies to cable TV has paid off. The show, a romantic comedy that finished airing early this month after garnering surprisingly favorable viewer ratings, is a sequel to the hit soap with the same title that first aired in 2011. "I thought I'd be better off staying in films, even though I liked the [drama's] script and wanted the role very much. But now I think it was stupid of me to even consider not going for it", she said,...More
  • Gong Yoo on the subway 'eye catching'

    2012/09/03, Source,
    Gong Yoo was on the subway according to a picture. A picture titled, "Gong Yoo in the subway" was posted on an online community recently,...More
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 Gong Ji-young (공지영)
 Original work
 Lim Seon-ae-I (임선애)
125 min 
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Airing dates : 2011/09/22
South Korean Box Office
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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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