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Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)

7-beon-bang-ui seon-mul (original title)
A story about love between a mentally-ill father and his lovingly adorable daughter. Accused of murder and rape, her father's home is prison.

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Hwan-kyung Lee (as Lee Hwan-Kyung)

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Hwan-kyung Lee (screenplay) (as Lee Hwan-Kyung), Yeong-ah Yoo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Seung-ryong Ryu ... Yong-Goo (as Ryu Seung-Ryong)
So Won Kal So Won Kal ... Ye-Seung (child)
Dal-su Oh ... So Yang-Ho
Man-sik Jeong Man-sik Jeong ... Sin Bong-sik
Won-Sang Park Won-Sang Park ... Choi Choon-Ho (as Won-sang Park)
Jeong-tae Kim Jeong-tae Kim ... Man-Bum (as Kim Jung Tae)
Shin-Hye Park ... Ye-Seung (adult)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Han-bi Jung Han-bi Jung ... Ye-seung's Homeroom Teacher
Jin-young Jung ... Jang Min Hwan
Sun-Woo Yoon Sun-Woo Yoon ... Prosecutor of moot court
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Storyline

Ryu Seung-Ryong comes back as a fool for his daughter. Outsiders not allowed, in room number 7 of the prison where all kinds of criminals are gathered, comes Yong-goo, a father with the sense of a 6-year-old, and Ye-seung, his 7-year-old daughter. The mission of these criminals in room number 7 is to protect these two who can never stay apart for a single moment. Will they succeed? Written by anonymous

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

23 January 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

December 23rd See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,000,227
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Filming began June 20, 2012 in Daejeon, South Korea. The first scene filmed involved Yong-Goo (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) who meets his cell mates in cell block 7 for the first time. See more »

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Remade as Yedinci Kogustaki Mucize (2019) See more »

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Very worth watching
10 May 2013 | by dashjoe20See all my reviews

A true heartfelt comedy. We see a connection between a mentally ill father and his lovingly adorable daughter. A really close one. Although mentally unfit, the emotion and love of the father is undeniable. And then you have a smart and understanding daughter, who loves his father so much and doesn't see her father differently. Behind that, there is a tragically engaging story -- The kind-hearted father, as innocent as he is, accused of murder and rape.

The prison scenes act as an icing to the story. A place so feared and somber, is in fact where most of the comedy takes place. It shows the positive side of a prison life, and that not all prisoners are gangsters or bad. Everyone has a heart, a good one that is. They have made their prison cell a very bearable place. So much that even Ye-Seung, the daughter can hide in it and stay with them.

All characters play very important roles to construct the whole movie. It's fun to watch the prison inmates, all having their very own personality. Ryoo Seung-Yong portrayed the character of the mentally handicapped father very convincingly. And the child actor, Kal So-Won is so cute and sweet and suited her role so much. Even the adult version of the girl turns out to be a real sweetheart and has a very captivating performance.

The movie shows us that you can be someone as high up as a Police Commissioner, but a disgusting personality. Or someone as simple-minded as the father in this story, but with a good heart. Rankings and positions really does not determine a person. Sometimes things are more delightful when it's not complicated, as long as we know to appreciate and cherish all that we have.

This is definitely one of the best Korean movies. Filled with tears and laughters. Yes, you have to prepare some tissues as it gets very teary- eyed towards the end.. and not just once. A fun to watch film from beginning to the end and a compelling drama at the same time, easily grips the hearts of the audience. Very well thought of and extremely well executed. A true gem.


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