Hope (2013)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 46

No one cared thus far. Do you?


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

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

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… Read more »

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

rent-free;)

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.

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… Read more »

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?

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

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

Ana
Ana
December 2, 2021 10:56 pm

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

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

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