Silenced (2011)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 180

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AKA: Do-ga-ni; The Crucible
Directed by: Hwang Dong-hyuk
Starring: Gong Yoo (Kang In-ho), Jung Yu-mi (Seo Yoo-jin), Jang Gwang (Twins), Kim Min-sang (Park), Baek Seung-hwan (Min-su), Kim Hyun-soo (Yeon-doo), Jung In-seo (Yoo-ri)
Country: South Korea; Effed Up Asian Films
Language: Korean, Korean Sign Language (English subtitles); Effed Up Korean Movies
Runtime: 02:04:49
Genres: Based on a True Story, Abuse, Old-Young, Courtroom, Childhood

Plot – Spoilers:
The new art teacher at a Korean school for the deaf shockingly finds out that the glum faces of most of the kids, is but a meagre reflection of the horrible abuse they’ve been enduring from the staff for years. Though he’s mostly a passive person, with the help of an activist, he tries to do something about it.

Silenced is kind of similar to the Danish film Der Kommer En Dag. A real story, decades of abuse and a teacher trying to help.

The Real case:
Gwangju Inhwa School for the Deaf had a history of abuse from the sixties for five long decades, before a teacher finally managed to get a court case to happen in 2005. At least two kids were allegedly even murdered as part of the abuse in the ’60s. Due to the statutes of limitation expiring, many of the cases brought forward by the few victims that were willing to testify, were thrown out. The trials were a mess, as were the judgements. The teacher lost his job, the victims were kicked out, and some of the accused staff reinstated. Wider coverage was only given to the case after the book (The Crucible) and its film came out. Some laws were also eventually changed as part of the outcry.

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graozlaetor
graozlaetor
April 18, 2024 4:02 pm

beautiful movie, so much heartbreaking…

Fatima Zahra
Fatima Zahra
March 1, 2024 1:14 pm

The movie is heartbreaking tbh, especially after knowing that it is a true story. This society is fcked up fr.

selcuk arslan
selcuk arslan
February 19, 2024 7:02 pm

gwangjuda yasadin eger mahkeme boyle bir karar verdiyse yaziklar olsun ben olsam o heyetin hepsini vururdum

Steve
Steve
January 17, 2024 5:44 pm

Just my kind of movie,only i wish they were blind too

Splatterjunk
Splatterjunk
January 11, 2024 9:37 pm

It is pretty fucked up but maaaan is it DRY

Jalion
Jalion
January 10, 2024 2:33 am

South Korea is such a broken and messed up country

jcd
jcd
January 7, 2024 3:01 pm

great movie, no doubt. tough to watch children being abused like that. shame on us for creating society where those with money and power can exploit poor and vulnerable, and get away with it.

fred fat
fred fat
January 5, 2024 8:47 pm

its like nobody wanted to listen to them

fred fat
fred fat
January 5, 2024 8:40 pm

was there something up with the sound? the audio didnt work

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Anonymous ig ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ
December 27, 2023 1:34 pm

Dammm… This is fcked up so badly wydm it’s still on going this should be settled final this just proves how bad the systems turned out to be under 13 oh you barley get an opinion parents says it’s fine we dgaf…!? The worst was them in the school and you’re telling me im supposed to sleep knowing that school is in function and the same ppl are there?!?! The movie was great tbh now I’m rly realizing how bad this type of stuff is watched this cause of a TikTok don’t regret it at all! Justice for Min-su fr what abt the other kids do they not atter what if some of them went through it but only 3 get the attention and the lady who tried drowning the girl in a washing machine?!? But okay I rly hope this ends the RIGHT WAY!

Notyou
Notyou
November 18, 2023 10:05 am

this is just fucked up how police doesnt care for child safety especially for the disabilities

paanda
paanda
February 26, 2023 1:37 am

this made me so angry. the worst part is that this happens in real life. it still does. its so unfair and ridiculous.. no one should go through this. people who think abusing in any way is right, deserves nothing in life. and i mean it. i wish eternal peace for anybody who went through such hardships.

Candy
Candy
January 26, 2023 9:10 pm

Besides a couple parts itโ€™s a well done movie. That country produces the best movies and tv shows. They are far superior in that area. No mistakes and realistic and excellent court scenes!

Richard
Richard
January 17, 2023 11:23 am

Cry baby,preteen faggots,I got you good you can’t stop thinking about me,you want me,grow up you immature jerks haha

Grace
Grace
October 1, 2022 10:00 am

Actually made me cry, beautiful story. The idea of not having a happy ending is genius, if korean citizens saw the movie had a happy ending it wouldn’t invoke a need for change, they’d think that those happy endings happen in real life too. Thank god for this movie and how it changed Korean laws.

Dr Lecter
Dr Lecter
August 28, 2022 8:04 pm

Good movie once again showing us that PIZZAGATE IS REAL!

peter
peter
July 26, 2022 7:53 pm

Director and actors of Squid Game. Someone spotted the talent. As in general, response to South Korean cinema came very late but it is a good thing anyway. Some top films from this country for more than 20 years…

G!mmeD!sturb!ngSh!t
G!mmeD!sturb!ngSh!t
July 23, 2022 6:57 pm

Bruh that’s what I call 10/10 true masterpiece, B I G respect to South Korea, most of the movies, TV shows they make stay with me for days
Thx so muchfor this gem effedupteam. Love yall

Lecherous
Lecherous
July 22, 2022 8:07 pm

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Mike James
Mike James
July 22, 2022 5:23 pm

Great movie, but difficult to watch because of the subject matter.

Opeuhm
Opeuhm
July 21, 2022 9:42 pm

Truly heartbreaking and blood boiling. It shows not only the silent suffering of the extremely vulnerable but how its deserved justice can meet the same fate when it comes up against many heinous hindrances such as corrupted authorities, high reputations, connections, bribery, and worst of all, preying on the desperation of the poor in exchange for legal immunity. Well worth the watch.

joe126
joe126
July 21, 2022 8:36 pm

It’s a good movie.