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The Crucible is a South Korean film based on the novel by Gong Ji-young about an actual case of mass sexual abuse at a school for the deaf in Gwangju Inhwa school. It stars Gong Yoo and Jung Yu-mi in lead roles is released and topped on box office which caused the counrt pushed teachers who raped students has bouget to justice and against child sexual abuse.
Based on the novel of the same name written by star author Gong Ji-young, “The Crucible” follows a group of children with disabilities who suffer physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their teachers.
Gong is one of a few star authors in Korea whose novels have sold more than a million copies. When her novel was published in June 2009, it became an instant hit not only because it was written by Gong but because it is based on a true story.
The film begins as Gang In-ho (Gong Yoo), who is working to earn money for his daughter’s surgery, is appointed to a school for hearing-impaired children in Gwangju. But what he discovers there is an ugly truth: the children are being physically and sexually abused by their teachers. When he decides to fight for the children’s rights and expose the crimes being committed at the school, In-ho teams up with human rights activist Seo Yu-jin (Jeong Yu-mi). But he and Yu-jin soon realize the school’s principal and teachers, and even the police, prosecutors and churches in the community are actually trying to cover up the truth.
Director Hwang Dong-hyeok, who previously directed the 2007 hit film “My Father,” has received rave reviews for turning a successful novel into a well-made motion picture.
Gong Yoo … Kang In-ho
Jung Yu-mi … Seo Ye-jin
Kim Hyun-Soo … Yeon-doo
Jung In-Seo …Yoo-Ri
Baek Seung-Hwan … Min-soo
Kim Ji-young … In-ho’s mother
Jang Gwang … headmaster twin brothers
Im Hyeon-Seong … Young-Hoon
Kim Joo-Ryung … Yoon Ja-Ae
Eom Hyo-Seop … Police Officer Jang
Jeon Kuk-Hwan … Attorney Hwang
Choi Jin-Ho … Prosecutor
Kwon Yoo-Jin … Judge
Park Hye-Jin … Headmaster’s wife
Kim Ji-Young … Sol-Yi
Eom Ji-Seong … Young-Soo
Lee Sang-Hee … auto repair shop owner
Nam Myung-Ryul …Professor Kim Jung-Woo
Jang So-Yeon … courtroom sign language interpreter
Hong Suk-Youn … school custodian/guard