도가니 | Do-ga-ni
Directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk (황동혁)
Written by Hwang Dong-hyuk (황동혁)
125min | Release date in South Korea: 2011/09/22
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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DVD HK (English Subtitled)2013/02/20
DVD TH (English Subtitled)2012/10/15
DVD US (English Subtitled)2012/09/18
Blu-ray HK (English Subtitled)2012/08/23
DVD 2-disc (Normal Edition) (English Subtitled)2012/07/05
Blu-ray (First Press Limited Edition) (English Subtitled)2012/03/30
DVD (2-Disc) (First Press Limited Edition) (English Subtitled)2012/03/08
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