Silenced

Silenced

[Do-ga-ni ]

DVD - 2012 | Korean
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In 2000, a principal and some faculty members had begun to sexually molest and abuse several hearing impaired students at their school for close to 4 consecutive years. Though we may not want to accept it, it is time to face this horrible inhumane truth.
Publisher: [United States] : Inception Media Group, 2012
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD Sile

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JohnFDavidson
Sep 17, 2018

For some reason I didn't realize I had already seen this movie years before, but I guess I wasn't paying attention. It is based on a true story about authority figures taking advantage of young hearing impaired youngsters. The hero has abandoned his child to his mother while he gradually learns about the abuse and tries to do something about. He teams up with a social worker, but they find the school principal has community backing, despite being a truly creepy person. A compelling story. The two leads inspired to me to watch another movie I wouldn't normally even consider, but that too was satisfying in part because of their acting.

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Punnoval
Apr 08, 2018

If the director, Hwang-Dong Hyuk could resist the temptation to apply bathos, this thing might have amounted to something. As it is , it is at least 30 min. too long and the bathos quotient is off the map.

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StarGladiator
Feb 09, 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steubenville_High_School_rape_case
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/8/deric-lostutter-hacker-sentenced-2-years-prison-cr/

I agree with the comments of boothseattle below: but really too intense for me to watch - - poor hearing-impaired [and for the most part, orphans] children at the extreme disadvantage - - puts that recent horrible news recounting of the hundreds of young girls molested by Dr. Nassar, in a realistic light, as they were around similar ages, but not physically impaired and at the bottom of the socioeconomic scale, et cetera!
In America, when this hits the news, the next false newsy narrative spun is to segue into the Gender Wars, thereby implicating everyone, as opposed to focusing on the culprits, as well as the many who aided, abetted and colluded. No doubt the consistent refrains heard were // We can't fiddle with the sports program, or the Olympic program, or the athletic program, et cetera \\. Much the same as an almost national news blackout on those Muslim doctors in Michigan awhile back who were indicted, arrested and now standing trial for 12 years of practicing female genital mutilation on young Muslim-American girls [independent estimates, including UNICEF, put the number of young girls who have been victimized by FGM in America at over one-half million!!!] - - probably similar refrains about not offending the Muslim community or adding to any emotions against them as vile reasoning for playing this down!
Time for all peoples across the planet, and most definitely in the democracies or so-called democracies, to halt the sacrificial lamb process and thoroughly investigate these atrocities!
If a rape culture really exists in America, then high time we had a Knapp Commission, similar in scope to the one in the 1970s in NYC which found 88 percent of the NYPD to be on the take! One chief of police officially apologized for ignoring the allegations of one young lady - - which begs the question of how many other pleas went ignored and how many other monsters are there still in action? There must be accountability . . .

rodman856 Jun 02, 2014

Sad but amazing story with great performances.

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boothseattle
Apr 17, 2014

This is an amazing movie. It was a powerful and intense watch about how the wealthy and privileged use the power of manipulation and control to get and keep what they want and protect themselves from any responsibility for the outcome. How sometimes religion and status make us blind to the truth. The actor Gong Yoo is fast becoming a favorite of mine as he can play both comedy and drama in a immensely relatable way. This is an intense film so if you need daisy's and sunshine blown up your dress all the time don't watch it because it will make you think and that can be hard for some people these days. Thank you Seattle public library for sometimes having amazing films

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