Hope (2013)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 110

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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.

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.

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
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.

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
November 24, 2021 7:13 pm

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

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.

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?

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”

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.

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

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.

Korekiyo Shinguuji
Korekiyo Shinguuji
July 31, 2022 1:37 pm

This movie turns my stomach when I see the aftermath if what happened, and knowing it was all based on a true story. That man deserved to rot in jail and die. He deserved to have the same thing done to him ten times over. 12 years is no where near enough time for what he’s done.