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Hope (2013)

So-won (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 2 October 2013 (South Korea)
Story of an 8 year old girl coping with a gruesome rape damaging her internally and affecting emotionally, trying to overcome all obstacles in the aftermath of the incident with a good support from those around her.

Director:

Joon-ik Lee

Writer:

Ji-hye Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Re Lee Re Lee ... So-won (as Lee Re)
Kyung-gu Sol ... Dong-hoon
Ji-won Uhm ... Mi-hee
Hae-sook Kim ... Jeong-sook (as Hae-suk Kim)
Mi-ran Ra Mi-ran Ra ... Young-suk's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Do-Yeob Kim Do-Yeob Kim ... Young-Suk (Juvenile)
Sang-ho Kim ... Gwang-sik
Jin-Sung Yang Jin-Sung Yang ... Do-kyung
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Story of an 8 year old girl coping with a gruesome rape damaging her internally and affecting emotionally, trying to overcome all obstacles in the aftermath of the incident with a good support from those around her.

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The movie is based on the real events of the "Na-young Case" that took place in December 2008 in which an eight-year-old girl (alias Na-young) was on her way to school when she was kidnapped by 57-year-old Cho Doo Soon (Jo Du Sun), who was drunk at the time. Cho raped and beat Nayoung at a public squat toilet. Na-young had injures to her internal organs, and was taken to a hospital, surviving the incident. Cho was arrested and eventually sentenced to 12 years in prison. The case sparked outrage and protest including Nayoung's parents and many others. See more »

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emotionally destroying- a masterpiece
22 January 2019 | by aminifatimaaaSee all my reviews

Hope is a heavy film. I felt this giant weight come over me as soon as the film ended. It endures through so much pain and its road towards joy is thick. Joon-ik Lee has created something beautiful and honest, it explores shadings of trauma that is morally ambiguous and it is filled to the brim with tear-jerking moments that it leaves you so heart-broken that I am still trying to restore the broken pieces. Sure, Hope can be labelled as a sentimental film, but it is melodrama that is done efficiently, filled with emotional intelligence and empathetic characters.


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Language:

Korean

Release Date:

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