Silenced is a harrowing South Korean drama film based on a real-life novel by Gong Ji-young. The movie revolves around the story of a group of deaf and mute students at a school in Gwangju who are being sexually assaulted by their teachers. The school’s principal and a few other officials are involved in the cover-up of the atrocities, and they intimidate the students’ parents to keep them quiet.
However, a new teacher arrives who is determined to uncover the truth and bring justice to the victims. The movie highlights the corruption and abuse of power prevalent in the Korean society and the struggles of those who try to fight against it.
The film was critically acclaimed for its powerful storyline, direction, and performances, and it brought attention to the issues of child abuse and disability rights in Korea.
~~Adapted from the novel “The Crucible” by Gong Ji Young, which is based on true events that took place in the early 2000s.