Hope, also known as Wish, is a 2013 South Korean film directed by Lee Joon-ik, played by Sol Kyung-gu, Uhm Ji-won and Lee Re.  The film won the award for Best Picture and nine other categories, in the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards.     Hope is based on a true story in the Mayoung Case that occurred in 2008, where an eight-year-old girl named Na-young in South Korea was raped and tortured by a 57-year-old man in a public toilet. But unfortunately, the court only sentenced him to 12 years in prison which led to public outrage because this was an unforgivable crime and sexual violence incident.
On the road to school, a girl named So-won (which in literature means hope) is sexually abused by a stranger. As a result, he suffered several injuries and had to undergo major surgery, but the emotional wounds were very difficult to heal. Their family is devastated, her parents, Dong-hoon and Mi-hee leave feeling pain and anger.
Due to the trauma of the day, So-won refuses to meet or talk to her father, So Dong-hoon hides under the costume of his daughter's favorite cartoon character and becomes a "guardian angel" by her side. Thanks to the love of the people around him, So Won's condition has gradually improved. At the sight of So-won's slowly finding stability and laughter, her family also begins to change and enter a new phase in their life, trying to find hope amidst their sadness and despair.
Lee Re as Im So-won
Sol Kyung-gu as Im Dong-hoon
Uhm Ji-won as Kim Mi-hee
Kim Hae-sook as Song Jung-sook
Kim Sang-ho as Han Gwang-sik
Ra Mi-ran as Young-seok's mother
Yang Jin-sung as Do-kyung
Kim Do-yeob as Han Young-seok