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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
Hae-sook Kim ... Jeong-sook (as Hae-suk Kim)
Mi-ran Ra 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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

2 October 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Hope See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Shooting began in Changwon on April 13, 2013. Throughout the filming, Kyung-gu Sol stayed in character as So-won's father, wearing his character's clothes all the time. The film wrapped on June 24, 2013 in Busan; the entire cast attended the final day of filming. See more »

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Disturbing, but...
17 February 2016 | by mrdjanSee all my reviews

Very disturbing feature about rape and beating of an 8 year old girl on her way to school. Luckyly the film's director doesen't show the gruesome scenes and the whole movie is dedicated on the aftermath of the crime itself. It shows the importance of having family and friends support during such time. It also shows the stupidity of korean legal system ( it's similar here in Croatia ) and all crimes in that domain should be punished most severely. All in all, very good movie ( the most touching scene is when the little girl tells her dad that he can take off the funny cartoon costume in which he follows her around to make her days easier ). Those who like the movie, try another korean masterpiece - Miracle in cell no. 7. Cheers


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