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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
Kim Hae-sook ... Jeong-sook (as Hae-suk Kim)
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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Drama

Certificate:

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Director Joon-ik Lee had retired briefly from the local film industry following the lackluster commercial performance of his previous effort Battlefield Heroes (2011). He returned two years later with Hope (2013), casting top actor Kyung-gu Sol in one of the lead roles. Lee said he wanted to "make a happy movie that begins with a tragedy. With this heartbreaking material, I wanted to make the film as happy as possible. I am going to present a human drama where hope blooms at the edge of unhappiness and desperation, after a series of ordeals and hardships." He maintained that he made the film to "encourage Na-young and other victims of sex crimes," and that instead of other films with a similar subject matter that focus on sensationalist aspects, like the crime itself, Hope (2013) is about "what happens after, and is more about showing how life is good and worth living, emphasizing how the community rallied around the victim." See more »

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Still Crying
30 November 2018 | by beladaburakSee all my reviews

I cried every second of this movie, excellent acting ang scenerio


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

2 October 2013 (South Korea) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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