13 February 2012

Silenced Movie Review

Title: Silenced
AKA: The Crucible
Genre: Drama
Origin: Korea
Release date: 22 September 2011
Cast: Gong Yoo, Jung Yoo Mi, Baek Sung Hwan, Kim Hyun Soo and Jung In Soo.

Based on a true story of what happened in 2005, in a school for deaf children. Kang In Ho (Gong Yoo) has just been assigned a new teaching position in a school for deaf children. This being his first time in a school this different he prepares himself by learning sign language. When he arrives at the school some children act weirdly, like ignoring him or coming to class bruised and beaten up. Worried, he confronts another teacher, who tells him that’s how ‘these children’ act, because they feel ‘incomplete’ inside. Not being able to let it go, In Ho tries to read through the school files, only to find out that the students either have retarded parents or are orphans. On his way home he hears screams, so he runs towards the sound, which happens to be a girls bathroom, but when he calls out the sound stops, and he is asked to leave by the security guard. Next day he sees one of his students at a window, shocked he runs and pulls her in. She then shows him to the laundry room, where one of his students is being ‘disciplined’ by shoving her head in the washing machine. Furious In Ho takes his student to the hospital, and calls help from a woman he had met earlier that week. Soo Yoo Jin (Jung Yoo Mi) is a human rights employee, and when she hears about the girls situation she runs to help. Next morning they find out that three of his students have been severely abused, not only physically also sexually, and when the children start telling them the horrible stories of what has happened to them, In Ho and Yoo Jin decide to call the media, and start a trail against Mu Jin’s most influential men…

There are three kinds of genres I don’t like: war, gangster and legal. But seriously, this movie… I can’t put words on it, even though it’s a ‘legal’ movie, I can’t explain how insane it is. Seriously if you don’t feel something at the end of this movie, you are a piece of shit. Every single actor is amazing, even the children omg. I don’t have anything bad to say about it, only I used a lot of tissues, because I cried, so damn hard. This is not a recommendable movie, it is a MUST watch. Not for the excitement or entertainment, but just to know. Just to understand that not even if you are honest, justices will not always prevail. And seriously, it hurts. It hurts so badly, the fact that even with so hard evidence, you can’t even save your own children from the so called teachers.
Three words: Go watch it.

☆☆☆☆☆ / 5 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥♥ / 5 out of 5 hearts

Jenji's verdict
This movie is definitely one of the best korean movies in its genre. Even worse is that it is based on a true story. I dont have anything negative to say about it but I do warn you of scenes which you shouldnt see if you are very sensitive. The actors too are so great it made the whole thinkg so good and did an amazing job, especially the kids they were just ... i really dont know how to describe it. I really recommend the movie but its NOT a movie you watch to have fun or anything its very serious and believe me you will cry. Ive never cried this much while watching a movie. It really touches your soul you will definitely feel something. Its one of those "the world is cruel but you cant do anything except be good yourself"movies. I think it is one of the best, if not THE best. But again very different. I recommend it. Remember to bring to tissues.

☆☆☆☆☆ / 5 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥♥ / 5 out of 5 hearts

4 comments:

Asii said...

you didn'r write the amount of episodes :)

Bunji said...

sweety.. it sais movie..

Bunji said...

genre: drama means its dramatic..

Asii said...

oh true :D hihi

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