Thelongesfilm.com – Review and Synopsis The Crucible. ‘The Crucible’, a film released in 2011, managed to attract millions of viewers in a few weeks of its broadcast. Not telling a love story, this film revives one of the cases of violence and sexual harassment against deaf and mute people at a school in South Korea. An adaptation of the novel of the same name, this film depicts the pain of the crimes that occurred from 2000 to 2005. Played by Gong-yoo and Jung Yu-mi, this film will drain your tears.
Review and Synopsis The Crucible
Kang In-ho is a new teacher at a school for children with disabilities in the city of Mujin, North Jeolla Province, South Korea. Even though he put all his energy into teaching, there were still many students who couldn’t accept his presence. In-ho, who did not give up on getting close to his students, instead discovered a secret that kept at the Special School for the Deaf and Speech. Students at the school experienced violence and sexual harassment, from teachers to school principals. Together with a human rights activist named Seo Yoo-jin, In-ho struggles to uncover things.
Based on a true story
According to reports from the Korea Times, cases of violence and sexual harassment in the film ‘The Crucible’ are based on a true story that happened at ‘Gwangju Inhwa School’. In 2005, several teachers from the school were found to have committed violence and sexual harassment against deaf and mute students for about 5 years, from 2000 to 2005. However, the case then closed with light sentences for the perpetrators, even though some of the teachers are still teaching.
This is what triggers Gong Ji-young to write a novel based on the case. The novel then released in 2009. Two years later, in 2011, an adaptation made with support from various parties so that the case could reopened.
These efforts yielded pretty sweet results. After two months of broadcast, the school where the original case occurred, namely ‘Gwangju Inhwa School’, officially closed at the end of 2011. Not only that, the screening of this film also triggered the reopening of cases of violence and sexual harassment from 2000 to 2005. In the end, the perpetrators again received a fairly severe punishment.
This film can describe the heartbreaking events that felt by victims of violence and abuse. With excellent acting skills from the cast, this film feels very real. Violence and sexual harassment in this film are described in a ‘bold’ manner so that the audience can immediately feel the pain and sadness of the victims. The struggle in this film is also no joke; justice is expensive, and the victims are trying to get through this film.