Works with the theme of school violence or containing stories rooted in Korean school violence always attract attention not only in Vietnam but also in the global market.
Taxi driver (Anonymous)
“Anonymous” is one of the hottest crime thrillers with the most media traction at the moment telling the story of Kim Do Gi (played by Lee Je Hoon), a one-time agent, a member of the public. Rainbow taxi team member help people get revenge and serve justice. Most of the cases in the movie are based on real life cases, which highlight school bullying cases.
Episode 3 of tells the story of a high school student – a victim of school violence. He contacted the Rainbow taxi team to take revenge on his classmates who despised and bullied him because he came from a poor family. Notably, April member Lee Na Eun (chosen to play the female hacker) had to withdraw from the drama after being suspected of participating in school bullying cases. “Anonymous” clearly exposes the reality of bullies trying to make the lives of other students hell, even tormented to the point of losing the will to live, then taking revenge by using violence against them. violence.
The film describes the naked truth about the assault, recreating the pain of the victim of school violence, haunting the victim for the rest of his life. After all, all villains pay the price. Being a victim of being caught can ruin a person’s future at worst, and the way they fight back is also thought-provoking.
“Anonymous” reached 8/10 IMDb, the rating of the last episode of season 2 reached 21% in Korea, also the highest viewership rating of the whole series, becoming the movie with the highest rating in 2023 up to now. current point.
Penthouse: High-class battle
Through the prism of “Penthouse: The upper-class war”, viewers are amazed at the bullying tricks when naked and strongly condemn this alarming situation of the rich children, pretending to be a mask. perfect mask with a magnificent life but a rotten soul. All the conflicts of the film begin with the school, the “brokers of the world” bullying the weak in both body and mind, it is worth mentioning that they laugh and show pride in that extreme action.
School violence in “Penthouse: War of the High” clearly shows the cruel and inhuman bullying. Bullies are often at an age when they want to express their strong ego, often like to torture because they are jealous of their partner or want the victim to understand their own hurt feelings. Pressure on grades and families has caused children “born at the finish line” to have personality distortions that lead to unacceptable behavior, not only stopping at slaps and punches but also threatening their character. the weak network. Despite being called “the craziest movie on the Korean screen”, Penthouse has a stepping stone for the brave victims to stand up and denounce acts of school violence.
With the heat of “Penthouse: High-class War”, season three surprised when it reached the highest viewership of the opening episode in history, “flashing” all the dramas broadcast at the same time. The film has a reflective value, a social warning that is not painted like previous film genres.
Weak hero class 1
Labeled 18+ for violent scenes, The Weak Hero still attracts a large number of viewers. Although the film’s content is not too feverish, it still resonates with the realistic plot and the acting ability of male idol Park Ji Hoon (Wanna One).
Park Ji Hoon takes on the role of the male lead, Shi Eun, who is a good student, quiet and the subject of bullying at school. Physically and physically weak, but Shi Eun knows how to apply the laws of physics and tools at times of fighting. He and his friends fought against violence together. The characters in the film are built with the fate of being bullied, “expose” the reasons for school violence but do not fall into violence, just entertaining, humane, attracting viewers, to give the audience thoughts.
In order to participate in the movie “Weak hero class 1”, the actors studied martial arts for many months to perform the most realistic and eye-catching fighting scenes. Park Ji Hoon surprised viewers when showing an ecstatic psychological development from resentment, anger to repression. Many viewers regretted that the movie was good, but Park Ji Hoon was not nominated for Baeksang 2023.
The Glory (Glory in Hatred)
“Glory in hatred” shocked the school violence when it was based on real stories that happened in schools. The main character Moon Dong Eun (played by Jung Ji So and Song Hye Kyo) every day at school is isolated, beaten and tortured by her friends, causing her to be destroyed from the inside, suffering physical pain and suffering. spirituality throughout adulthood. Viewers couldn’t help but feel sad when Moon Dong Eun spent her whole life in an extreme nightmare and obsession.
In the end, all villains pay the price, good people get happiness. The film exposes the brutal dark corners of the school, recreates the pain of victims of school violence and is a wake-up call for everyone not to ignore the crime.
Save me (A plea for help)
“A plea for help” is about Im Sang Mi (played by Seo Ye Ji) – a girl who suffered mental trauma because she witnessed her brother jump off a building to commit suicide when he was in high school because his classmates were brutally tortured both physically. body and spirit. The honest scenes and a series of psychologically heavy situations made Seo Ye Ji suffer from depression in a short time because she could not “get out of the role” after the film closed.
Seo Ye Ji recalled the chilling moment when she was tormented by nightmares every night for 4 months while filming, “I was scared after spending every day alone. I couldn’t move my body and it felt like someone or something was chasing me (in my dreams) and banging on the door. I actually became Sang Mi (during filming). Immediately afterwards, I felt sorry for myself. I was so angry that I often cried non-stop.”
“Pray for help” achieved good communication effect, receiving many positive reviews from critics. The movie received 7.9/10 points on IMDb.
Boys over flowers (Meteor Garden)
The school drama “Meteor Garden” used to be the youth of many generations and made a name for the cast of Goo Hye Sun, Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon… “Meteor Garden” depicts Youth and school life are simulated through close films. In an open intellectual environment, Jan Di (played by Goo Hye Sun) was fortunate to receive a scholarship, but because of the rich-poor gap, she despised, ostracized, and became the focus of bullying.
“Meteor Garden” creates a strong attraction with attractive content, skillfully leading painful issues in society, including the topic of school violence. Without promoting fighting, the violence scene in the film is softer by using music support, the film received a lot of enthusiastic support, becoming an international movie craze with an admirable rating of 35. ,5%.