May 31, 2012

Silenced (2011)

Directed by: Dong Hyeuk Hwang
Country: South Korea

Plot: A new teacher is appointed to a school for hearing-impaired children in Gwangju. There he discovers that children are being physically and sexually abused by their teachers.
Quick comment: Since it started, there was no time wasted and we follow with stupefaction the horrible revelations. The initial mystery and suspense soon gave way to endless court sessions. Unfortunately the movie wasn’t able to keep the level shown in the beginning - decaying slowly towards the end. Based on a real story, this movie can be noble for the huge social impact that has had in Korea, but makes us wonder about the efficiency of its narrative and approach. Watchable.
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