Miracle in Cell No. 7

Miracle in Cell No. 7


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Director & Screenwriter: Lee Hwan Kyung

Release Date: Jan 23, 2013

Duration: 2 hr. 7 min.

Year: 2013

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 7번방의 선물

Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

Alternative Titles: 12 Wol 23 Il, December 23rd, December 23, 7beonbangui Seonmool, 12월 23일, Gift From Room 7, Number 7 Room’s Gift, 7beon Bangui Seonmul

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family


Miracle in Cell No. 7 is a 2013 South Korean drama film directed by Lee Hwan-kyung. The movie follows the story of a mentally challenged man named Yong-gu, who is falsely accused of tragic end and sentenced to death. Despite his innocence, Yong-gu is sent to a high-security prison cell, where he meets his fellow inmates and forms a close bond with them.

In the prison, Yong-gu shares his cell with six other inmates, who initially find him odd and avoid him. However, as they get to know him better, they come to appreciate his kind and innocent nature. Among them is a tough but caring gang leader named So Yang-ho, who takes Yong-gu under his wing and helps him cope with life in prison.

The story takes an emotional turn when Yong-gu’s young daughter, Ye-seung, is sent to live with him in the prison. The inmates help Yong-gu take care of his daughter, and they all work together to keep her safe and happy in the harsh prison environment. However, their happiness is short-lived when Yong-gu is falsely accused of assaulting a fellow inmate.

The film culminates in a heart-wrenching scene where Yong-gu is finally executed, despite his innocence. However, his fellow inmates come together to give him a final gift – a chance to see his daughter one last time before he dies. The movie ends with the inmates and prison officials coming together to pay their respects to Yong-gu and his daughter, who they have grown to love and admire.

Miracle in Cell No. 7 is a touching and emotional film that explores themes of love, friendship, and the human spirit. The movie’s talented cast, led by Ryu Seung-ryong as Yong-gu, delivers powerful performances that will leave viewers in tears. The film is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates a good drama and wants to be moved by a story of hope and humanity in the face of adversity.


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