Hope (2013)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 85

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AKA: So-won; Wish
Directed by: Lee Joon-ik
Starring: Lee Re (Hope), Sol Kyung-gu (Father), Uhm Ji-won (Mother), Yoon Jong-goo (Rapist), Kim Hae-sook (Psychiatrist), Kim Sang-ho (Father’s friend), Ra Mi-ran (Mother’s friend)
Country: South Korea, Effed Up Korean Films
Language: Korean (English subtitles); Effed Up Asian Cinema
Runtime: 02:03:03
Genres: Based on a True Story, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Teen-Childhood, Old-Young, , Misery, Family

Plot – Spoilers:
Based on the 2008 Cho Doo-soon case in South Korea.

An 8-year-old girl is savagely attacked and her parents try to save her while also trying to get justice from the law that’s riddled with loopholes.

Hope may feel melodramatic in its later parts, but when you consider the crime and the fact that it’s true, the victim and their family would take oodles of melodrama, anything in fact, just to be able to survive what happened.

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Digitaljer
Digitaljer
November 18, 2021 11:01 pm

5 Star movie right here. Extremely depressing due to showing the aftermath of an assault on a child. Thanks for posting. More people should watch this film.

sicko
sicko
Reply to  Digitaljer
November 18, 2021 11:18 pm

pain

Rahul k r
Rahul k r
Reply to  sicko
November 23, 2021 4:26 pm

I cried after watching this movie. Very painful (കോണച്ച കുറെ നിയമങ്ങൾ . മായിരനെ ഒകെ വെട്ടി കൊല്ലണം)

god
god
Reply to  Digitaljer
November 20, 2021 4:53 pm

neck for me real quick please

nata
nata
Reply to  Digitaljer
February 17, 2022 11:44 pm

La vi hace unos años atras, una pelicula emotiva que en algunas escenas llega a doler saber por lo que paso esa pequeña y lo peor que muchos niños pasan por eso diariamente. Una pelicula potente, sin ambiciones mas que mostrar el horror vivido.

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
November 19, 2021 6:30 pm

I HAVE NO WORDS…EXTREMELY SAD 🙁 That bastard deserve to die. Thank you Eum for this movie.

Evret
Evret
November 19, 2021 11:16 pm

Words cannot express how horrific the events in this movie are. The fact that it happened in real life and all the time is beyond sickening. All rapists should be burned alive. That poor child.

Vic
Vic
November 20, 2021 1:54 am

Brutally sad. Heartbreaking. I cried through most of it.

Ana
Ana
Reply to  Vic
December 2, 2021 10:57 pm

Why would anyone disagree with this comment an souless aninal probably

fuck you
fuck you
Reply to  Ana
June 27, 2022 7:46 pm

rapists, pedophiles or edgy fags trying to get a reaction.

Blaze
Blaze
November 20, 2021 5:13 am

I totally agree with that last comment your not human if you don’t cry watching this movie

Zed Man
Zed Man
November 20, 2021 9:11 am

Must admit that some films have stunned me into silence but never have I cried during any viewing. After all, it is just acting.

Vic
Vic
Reply to  Zed Man
November 20, 2021 11:01 am

Hey Zed – Did you watch this one yet? If you did were you stunned in to silence? If you cried while viewing it would you tell us? Just saying because I read your comment on the “Hobo with a Shotgun” film and you said you haven’t watched it yet. I usually watch the films before I comment on them.
I admit that I am a softy. I cried watching “Surviving” with Ellen Burstyn and Molly Ringwald, “Lilya 4-ever” (on here) and “No Child of Mine” (on here). No shame in admitting you cried during a heartbreaking film (especially since we are using anonymous nicknames). Peace bro.

Elliot Spencer
Elliot Spencer
Reply to  Vic
November 22, 2021 9:58 pm

rent-free;)

Blaze
Blaze
Reply to  Vic
April 12, 2022 2:02 am

Fuck that dude he’s a spineless piece of shit I hope he winds up in prison very soon so he can get butt fucked everyday

Ana
Ana
Reply to  Zed Man
December 2, 2021 10:59 pm

Wtf is wrong with you its not just actung is feelimg what someone could have possibly have gone through of course it has into a lot of feelimg even if its just acting”

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Ana
December 3, 2021 8:55 am

”Actung, feelimg”,? Learn how to spell before criticising, Ama.

The Real Vic
The Real Vic
Reply to  Zed Man
December 3, 2021 10:04 am

Fuck off Zed you fucking dweeb. At least she watched the movie.

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  The Real Vic
December 4, 2021 12:13 am

Oh, lookee here, its Vic the stalker who obviously has not learnt his lesson and continues to harrass ppl. Do the words ”You have the right to remain silent” mean anything to you? You should practice how to say them, they may be said to you sooner than you know. Enjoy your day while you can.

The Real Vic
The Real Vic
Reply to  Zed Man
December 4, 2021 12:19 am

You are such a douche bag but you do make me laugh.

Eevie
Eevie
Reply to  The Real Vic
December 4, 2021 7:13 pm

You are all kind of douchey and amusing. *shrug* 😉

A man
A man
Reply to  Eevie
April 12, 2022 2:15 am

You think that because you have a pussy, you can make a man whatever you want. YOU ARE JUST A FUCKING WHORE.

Dmt_Perception
Dmt_Perception
Reply to  A man
April 12, 2022 9:10 am

Should change username to An Incel.

A man
A man
Reply to  Dmt_Perception
April 12, 2022 12:43 pm

Should change yours from Dmt to just Dumbfuck midget twerp, because that’s exactly what you are. PERIOD.

Dmt_Perception
Dmt_Perception
Reply to  A man
April 12, 2022 12:54 pm

Aww, you’re adorable

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
Reply to  Dmt_Perception
April 12, 2022 1:33 pm

Fuck off mate. Why are you even here? Clearly nobody likes you.

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Dmt_Perception
Dmt_Perception
Reply to  Butch Coolidge
April 12, 2022 8:39 pm

Clearly you do as you keep replying to me sweetheart

A man
A man
Reply to  Dmt_Perception
April 13, 2022 6:39 am

You are lucky that you aren’t in my area, if you were i would get my hunting rifle and fuck you up.

Dmt_Perception
Dmt_Perception
Reply to  A man
April 13, 2022 7:30 am

You’re funny

A man
A man
Reply to  Dmt_Perception
April 13, 2022 6:11 pm

Whats funny is wanting to be a dickless faggot, thats why your whole life is a joke BITCH.

Ron Jeremy
Ron Jeremy
Reply to  A man
April 13, 2022 7:27 pm

A man sucked my dick – Ron Jeremy

Dmt_Perception
Dmt_Perception
Reply to  A man
April 13, 2022 7:51 pm

Actually I take that back, you’re REALLY funny x

Blaze
Blaze
Reply to  Zed Man
April 12, 2022 2:13 am

Your one to talk about spelling when you can’t even spell properly fucking dumb ass

Vic
Vic
Reply to  Blaze
April 12, 2022 12:52 pm

*You’re

Vampire Cat
Vampire Cat
Reply to  Vic
April 13, 2022 8:17 pm

YOR!! ????

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
Reply to  Zed Man
April 12, 2022 2:22 am

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Blaze
Blaze
Reply to  Zed Man
April 12, 2022 1:56 am

I hope you wind up in prison very soon so you can get butt fucked everyday

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Blaze
April 12, 2022 9:07 am

Hey, dickhead. Im the one who puts ppl in prison, especially scum like pedos and perverts who prey on the vulnerable. Im sure your day is coming and then you can get ass fucked and suck cocks which you are secretly hoping for.

Vampire Cat
Vampire Cat
Reply to  Zed Man
April 13, 2022 8:19 pm

No one believes you, loser.

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
Reply to  Zed Man
April 14, 2022 9:09 am

The true, the one and only
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Dmt_Perception
Dmt_Perception
Reply to  Butch Coolidge
April 14, 2022 9:47 am

You seem to follow Zed around this site, i’m guessing you have a thing for men in uniform, AMIRITE???

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
Reply to  Dmt_Perception
April 14, 2022 10:18 am

So do you

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Dmt_Perception
Dmt_Perception
Reply to  Butch Coolidge
April 14, 2022 6:09 pm

You’re a very simple little boy aren’t you

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Dmt_Perception
April 18, 2022 12:49 am

I do not wear a uniform so I can catch offenders unawares.

Dmt_Perception
Dmt_Perception
Reply to  Zed Man
April 18, 2022 10:02 am

Fair enough.

Kikitza
Kikitza
Reply to  Zed Man
April 15, 2022 6:34 am

Zed i know youre a troll that simply seeks attention thru some comment section becauce you most likely are just some angry little boy going through puberty and an edgy phase. Chill out

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Kikitza
April 18, 2022 12:50 am

Are your legs still open?

Vic
Vic
November 20, 2021 9:53 am

UPDATE: The creep that did this in real life Cho Doo-soon was released from prison on December 12th, 2020 and lives less than one mile away from the victim.

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
Reply to  Vic
November 20, 2021 9:15 pm

REALLY ? ;( wow… its not fair

Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
November 20, 2021 6:14 pm

BAM! Outta left field this one is no doubt a heart-wrenching, soul-stabbing poignant film. Most definitely worth a watch.

Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
November 20, 2021 6:16 pm

Thank you, EUM guys…… We love you madly!

Yeux
Yeux
November 22, 2021 6:31 am

Really good movie. Is really sad what happened to that little girl. But is nice that she recovered even tho the permanent damage.

And… did i see right? That human trash received just 12 fucking years just because he claimed ”mental illness xD”? On top of the ”addiction”? So, this is it? You can just make bad things, kill people, rape people, rape and torture kids, and you just have to claim ”mental illness” to not receive punishment?

Mental illnesses and ”addictions” aren’t excuses for anything. In a normal world, in fact, acknowledging that will give you death sentence.
But seems like not, you can just do bad things, and then claim crazy and everything is ok because you are a ”poor boy” or ”poor girl”.

Is kinda crazy that now they are pushing hard for the normalization of mental problems and bad behaviors. And that ”everyone should be tolerant” ”everyone should be understanding” and shit like that.

There is another crazy thing about how rapists and sexual assaulters get out of jail quick or in some cases, they don’t even receive any punishment. They go out walking free, and probably doing bad stuff without getting caught. Is just unbeliavable.

Anyway, rapists should be killed. They are a danger to everyone.

kek
kek
November 23, 2021 8:01 pm

Fun movie, thanks.

Bad movie joe
Bad movie joe
Reply to  kek
November 24, 2021 7:12 pm

Ok I’m not defending him AT ALL. But you have to be evaluated and studied. An insanity plea only works 1% of the time. And a harsh punishment for a crazy person who is not in control of themselves is like getting mad at a sick person for vomiting at their desk.

Bad movie joe
Bad movie joe
Reply to  Bad movie joe
November 24, 2021 7:16 pm

Shit that was ment as a reply to Yeux I hate this new commenting system

Yikes
Yikes
Reply to  Bad movie joe
November 25, 2021 1:41 pm

Those people aren’t crazy they’re just plain fucking evil. Pussies like you are the reason they get away with doing awful shit. Bet you wouldn’t be saying that if it was your kid he dehumanized.
The west got soft af finding excuses for these things. A lot of us have issues and trauma but you don’t see us torturing and raping 8 year olds.

Bad movie joe
Bad movie joe
November 24, 2021 7:13 pm

Ahhh feel good movie for the holiday season. 10/10 good for the whole family.

obbillo
obbillo
Reply to  Bad movie joe
November 26, 2021 12:41 pm

Yup, perfect film for when the whole family are all huddled together under a blanket on Christmas eve.
Some jokes for the adults and some life lessons for the kids

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
November 25, 2021 5:33 am

That was not an easy watch, oh well. I read the comments first, so I knew what to expect. Watched it mostly for the cultural education. Guess if I wanna watch a “feel good” movie, I could watch a Disney heap. Thanks EUM for the chance to learn about other places, and other people.

Alice
Alice
Reply to  tonyelmono
November 25, 2021 11:45 am

This must be the saddest film I’ve ever watched, I had to pause it so many times and take breaks to calm my tears…it didn’t feel like watching a movie…but connected to the characters and feeling through them…the rapist deserves to be tortured slowly to death…not rewarded in the prison with food and a free accommodation !

xxx
xxx
November 25, 2021 12:29 pm

What’s with all the empaths on EUM? I don’t think it’s the right place for you. What exactly are you looking for here?

S.O.S
S.O.S
Reply to  xxx
November 25, 2021 2:04 pm

Your logic is of a lame robot. What are you saying? This site is for psychos? pedos? convicts?
People are here for the same reasons as yours, to see something different than most of the sugarcoated rehash of mainstream films with censored out ideas…it’s not for you to decide, and who are you to take away their choices?

Logic
Logic
November 25, 2021 1:36 pm

Thé father should get drunk then murder than son of bitch then walk with a slap on the wrist claiming he was « drunk » and cAn’T rEmBeR aNitHiNg

xxx
xxx
November 25, 2021 2:08 pm

It’s just weird that people who “cry their eyes out” because of a movie would willingly spend time on a website for “effed up movies”

S.O.S
S.O.S
Reply to  xxx
November 25, 2021 2:31 pm

So it’s okay to assume that those who don’t cry but made it a crime to have feelings are “triggered pedophiles/ gangster” type of people?
Don’t be so judgemental, they have their own reasons, people are multidimensional mysterious creatures not some fixed mathematical equations…They may hate spicy ramen yet still eat it and be addicted to it.

Schick
Schick
Reply to  xxx
November 25, 2021 6:51 pm

Just curious xxx. Have you seen the movie?

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
Reply to  xxx
December 4, 2021 6:40 pm

Min your own business,if i cry its my problem .maybe i cant see the movie on another site because i cant find it.But its obvious you don,t have enough brain

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
Reply to  Porușniuc Adina
December 4, 2021 6:43 pm

Mind ,my mistake

watamote
watamote
Reply to  xxx
December 9, 2021 9:30 pm

i come here to cry

Chase
Chase
November 25, 2021 7:55 pm

Ok I never heard this movie or watch it yet but after reading comments especially by certain ones I’m actually scared … I already cry very easy and get triggered so might take some time and prolly will have take lots breaks

Xavier
Xavier
November 25, 2021 9:50 pm

This movie has made me cry so many times, I with a mixed Asian who is in the us army, and I can’t wait until she gets out to start out life together. When we ever have child I’m am going to protect my babies from this sick basterds like him. No way your coming near my babies. Predators and that’s a promise to them. Thank you so much for this movie posted. I can’t wait to start my own family.

Yikes
Yikes
Reply to  Xavier
November 26, 2021 8:13 pm

Only selfish losers bring kids into this messed up world

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
Reply to  Yikes
April 14, 2022 11:13 am

Such a shame your mum didn’t think like you

A man
A man
Reply to  Butch Coolidge
April 14, 2022 11:30 am

look im here in florida with my nazi friends you give me an adress and i will put you in a gas chamber

Me and Butch Kiss
Me and Butch Kiss
Reply to  Butch Coolidge
April 14, 2022 2:33 pm

If only your mom thought like him, then the world wouldn’t be messed up

Yikes
Yikes
Reply to  Butch Coolidge
April 14, 2022 5:20 pm

Then I wouldn’t give a shit cause I wouldn’t even exist. Dumbass. Have fun raising your kids in this shit hole with all the pedos and wars and pandemics cause you wanted a mini you. Narcissistic prick.

Dmt_Perception
Dmt_Perception
Reply to  Yikes
April 14, 2022 6:12 pm

You really think somebody like him could find himself a women to have children with?

I have my doubts…

Kikitza
Kikitza
Reply to  Dmt_Perception
April 15, 2022 6:39 am

How do you think he was made in the first place? congrats to the parents for making a magnum reject

A man
A man
Reply to  Dmt_Perception
April 16, 2022 6:03 am

You are a fag and a nigger lover aren’t you? I swear i will get my nazi boys to fuck you up. I am in Florida, give me an adress you green haired bitch.

Dmt_Perception
Dmt_Perception
Reply to  A man
April 16, 2022 10:18 am

Well i’m in the UK so best you get your fat incel yankee arse on a plane.

See you soon…

A man
A man
Reply to  Dmt_Perception
April 16, 2022 10:22 am

You listen to me now, i’ve got a truck load nazis waiting on your ass to lynch you. You give me an exact adress and i will be coming for you, doesn’t matter if you live in Australia or Britain. I got the money for it.

lawl
lawl
Reply to  A man
April 17, 2022 3:10 pm

Bro once you get some bitches I swear life will be amazing and you’ll stop embarrassing yourself on the internet.

A man
A man
Reply to  lawl
April 17, 2022 4:24 pm

stfu come in florida and ill catch ur nigger loving ass

lawl
lawl
Reply to  A man
April 17, 2022 5:01 pm

No thank you, I’m not gonna drive to fuck with some lowlife degenerate ????

A man
A man
Reply to  lawl
April 17, 2022 5:49 pm

yeah u go lick your boss’s ass, that’s what you wage slaves do.

Yikes
Yikes
Reply to  Dmt_Perception
April 16, 2022 3:42 pm

I don’t know… I’ve trying to find myself a man for a long time (you see, I’m homosexual) but is being really tough. I spent most nights alone with my cat. ????

joe126
joe126
November 27, 2021 2:51 pm

Yeah this was a rough one, saw it a couple years ago.

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
November 29, 2021 10:58 pm

Wow.. for over two hours it shot by.. even I shed a tear… Very sad .. and expertedly played by father and Hope… Yes it’s very melodramatic but it had to be.

hurtcore666
hurtcore666
November 30, 2021 10:29 am

oh im glad they also put this movie in this site. really depressing

Eevie
Eevie
December 2, 2021 12:58 am

After reading the reviews, I decided to give this a shot. Considering the length and the simple fact that I have a minimal attention span, I would normally pass it up. But.. I have been dealing with some shit and have been depressed.. so why not.
So here is my question, if I felt absolutely no different the entire time… have I become that desensitized? Alternately, Am I that deeply blue that nothing could make it worse?

This has been Deep Thoughts by Eevie

Glum.Sullen
Glum.Sullen
Reply to  Eevie
December 18, 2021 10:21 pm

It just means youre a badass and that youre better than everyone else. The fact that youre still depressed despite that, is proof that there is something fundamentally wrong with your soul.

Ana
Ana
December 2, 2021 10:56 pm

Did he raped her from behind?
Can someone explain the childs injurys to me

Real Vic Coming Out
Real Vic Coming Out
Reply to  Ana
January 1, 2022 11:32 am

He ass raped her. Just like Zed Man does to me. And he’s got such a big dick it hurts like Hell but I love it! He’s such a man! I can’t wait to feel his HUGE throbbing member deep inside me, tearing me up! God! I’m so in love!!

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Real Vic Coming Out
January 2, 2022 8:52 am

Hey Vic, keep dreaming on, but my dick is reserved for the ladies only. Sorry to burst your bubble, but I will remain your friend forever cause youre so funny and I get a good laugh reading your comments. Bye, the true, original, one and only Zed Man.

LOTTY DA
LOTTY DA
December 3, 2021 2:18 am

WOW, well done great acting & photography. Horrific story but not too graphic or gory just overwhelmingly emotional & heart wrenching… thanks again EUM

in_2014_i_died_
in_2014_i_died_
December 9, 2021 9:28 pm

i honestly couldn’t make it through this one. it is incredibly tragic, and tears were streaming down my face. but i can’t help but feel that (at least the first half of the film) was very superficial. it reminded me of “cry-porn” films like a silent voice or the fault in our stars, relying on incredibly simple emotions to drain the audience’s tear ducts.

it feels immature in a way, as if it were an adaptation of the story written by a high school kid who recognizes the economic element of the story. despite the socioeconomic angle, i would have preferred a more nuanced, less haphazard mode of storytelling and direction. solid 4/10

Janisteri
Janisteri
December 18, 2021 1:05 am

I’ve seen all kinds of fucked up shit, but wow, this was one hard to swallow, cried like ten times watching this movie during having a hangover aswell. 5 stars!

ragnar92
ragnar92
December 29, 2021 10:21 am

I’m not gonna lie this one really got to me. As sad as it was, it was beautiful the way the other families and kids rallied around this poor girl. I think this movie gave a very raw in-depth look at the aftermath of rape especially on a child. It’s a travesty that scumbag got off with the charges he did.

Mo Moson
Mo Moson
January 3, 2022 1:47 am

had to turn it off at least once becasue it was so heavy

blkcherry
blkcherry
January 6, 2022 5:37 pm

this one definetly pulled some heart strings.. it takes a lot to make me cry but this had my crying in almost every scene. given the subject of the movie you wouldn’t think it’s as beautiful as it is but this really was a beautiful movie, so many strong emotions come to you when watching it. the dad was really father of the year

An_Oldboy
An_Oldboy
February 26, 2022 3:22 pm

A film based on a real event (assault on a child), and I probably shouldn’t have read about the sick [email protected] Cho Doo-soon who did it before watching it. This film for me was a series of punch to the guts. It take’s a lot for a film to get an emotional reaction out of me, but this film did it. 5/5 (and thanks for finding this film EUM which I had never heard of)

joe126
joe126
April 13, 2022 8:55 pm

This one was not easy to watch. There’s another tough one called “Silenced” I’d recommend. That one actually led to a public outcry that helped change the law in South Korea

Kikitza
Kikitza
April 15, 2022 6:23 am

Its hard to focus to the actual film because it made me cry so much holy shit, human degeneracy knows no bounds

RagingHardon
RagingHardon
April 17, 2022 10:56 pm

I wanted to see the rape itself. Boring.

Kokoraki
Kokoraki
May 25, 2022 3:16 pm

It’s amazing the humanity shown by South Koreans compared to their insect cousins to the west

Matisse
Matisse
May 28, 2022 1:44 am

Encapsulates a maudlin and lachrymose insurgence, emotionally afflictive masterpiece.