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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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    • [HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.10.14 ~ 2011.10.16

      2011/10/16, Source,
      HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review (2011.10.14 ~ 2011.10.16) As the dust of public criticism settles, spurred on by "Silenced", the foreign film "Reel Steel" now sits on top. With 590,043 admissions, Shawn Levy's "Reel Steel" captures the top spot away from the local flicks in its second week at the theatres. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, and Dakota Goyo. It's not another Ironman film, but its likeness is enough to beg the question and score some curious moviegoers' interest,...More
    • Early Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.10.14 ~ 2011.10.16

      2011/10/16, Source,
      The number one movie this week is "Real Steel",...More
    • [HanCinema's Film Review] Authority and Power in Korean Cinema

      The representation of authority in modern Korean cinema has me perplexed. The power and agency public organisations should hold is lacking, with institutions being portrayed as weak, incompetent and unprofessional. This is not a judgement but rather an observation that recent films such as "Silenced" and "Poongsan" have confirmed. Political corruption, police incompetence, and individual responsibility seems to be some of strongest themes running through contemporary Korean cinema. The 2011 film "Silenced" has sparked outcry from the Korean public as the true-life story, on which is was based, remains unresolved even in this cinematic retelling. The Korean populous has refused to accept the results of the investigation and have sited a number of laws and procedures they want to have change in order to prevent another tragedy from occurring,...More
    • Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.10.07 ~ 2011.10.09

      2011/10/11, Source,
      The number one movie this week is "Silenced" (도가니),...More
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     Gong Ji-young (공지영)
     Original work
     Kim Jee-yong-I (김지용)
     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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