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
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.