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Silenced (도가니)

도가니 (Do-ga-ni)

Directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk (황동혁)

Screenplay by


125min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "Dogani" and "The Crucible"
Based on the novel of the same name written by star author Gong Ji-young, “Silenced” 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-hyuk, 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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Silenced | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Actor Spotlight] Gong Yoo and "Silenced" DVD Giveaway

    Acquiring and maintaining stardom contain different necessities than acquiring and maintaining a stable career and prestige as an artist. Stardom often depends on starring in successful works and being very prolific. Audiences get easily impressed by new things and move on quickly unless thoroughly engaged and hooked. This is especially true for the Korean drama industry. Gong Yoo is an odd case of someone whose acquired fame has kept him relative despite the sparsity of his works. He is also someone who is now branching out,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Silenced"

    A teacher, Kang In-ho, moves to a new school. His past is slightly checkered, but for the most part he's just a normal person like you or me, and just wants to get along with the rest of the staff at his new school. Their methods of discipline seem harsh. He's uncomfortable, but doesn't say anything. Then he starts hearing screams in the empty schoolgrounds. He backs off when people start pressuring him to stop asking questions. Then Kang In-Ho finds out the truth behind what's going on,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Silenced": Innocent Victims, Embedded Criminals, and Korean Society.

    At the end of September last year a controversial and disturbing film hit the Korean cinema circuit that triggered a wave of public outrage. Petitions were signed, investigations were reopened, and even the Korean government stepped in and voiced their concern over the matter in question. Hwang Dong-hyuk's "Silenced" (aka "Silenced") was the cause of it all as his unadulterated telling of the sexual abusive that occurred at a school for the disabled, pierced the public's consciousness and started the movement for change and awareness,...More

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 Gong Ji-young (공지영)
 Original work
 Kim Jee-yong-I (김지용)
 Park Jung-bae (박정배)
 Assistant director
 Lim Seon-ae-I (임선애)
 Jeon Woo-jae (전우재)
 Martial arts director
 Mowg (모그)
 Score composer
 Lee Seung-chul-II (이승철)
 Kim Tae-hoon-II (김태훈)
 Computer graphics
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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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this is a must-see movie!
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