8.2/10
13,503
68 user 20 critic

Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)

7-beon-bang-ui seon-mul (original title)
A story about the love between a mentally-ill father and his lovingly adorable daughter.

Director:

Hwan-kyung Lee (as Lee Hwan-Kyung)

Writers:

Hwan-kyung Lee (screenplay) (as Lee Hwan-Kyung), Yeong-ah Yoo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
237 ( 978)
11 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man who is charged with sexual assault, kidnapping and murder goes to jail. Years after, his daughter becomes a lawyer and wants to prove her father's innocence.

Director: Nuel C. Naval
Stars: Aga Muhlach, Bela Padilla, Xia Vigor
Hope (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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
Stars: Re Lee, Kyung-gu Sol, Ji-won Uhm
Silenced (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Based on real events, this film depicts the story of a school for the hearing-impaired where young deaf students were sexually assaulted by the faculty members over a long period of time.

Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang
Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Hyeon-soo Kim
Drama

A mentally ill man faces the consequences of a corrupt turkish's Military as he is being wrongly accused of murderer, all he wishes: to see his daughter again.

Director: Hanung Bramantyo
Stars: Graciella Abigail, Vino G. Bastian, Tora Sudiro
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A story of love between a mentally-ill father who was wrongly accused of murder and his lovely six years old daughter. The prison would be their home. Based on 2013 Korean movie "Miracle in cell No. 7".

Director: Mehmet Ada Öztekin
Stars: Aras Bulut Iynemli, Nisa Sofiya Aksongur, Deniz Baysal
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.

Director: John H. Lee
Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Ye-jin Son, Jong-hak Baek
Always (2011)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A love story centered on ex-boxer Chul-min and a blind telemarketer Jung-hwa.

Director: Il-gon Song
Stars: Ji-seob So, Hyo-joo Han, Shin-il Kang
My Sassy Girl (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A young man sees a drunk, cute woman standing too close to the tracks at a metro station in Seoul and pulls her back. She ends up getting him into trouble repeatedly after that, starting on the train.

Director: Jae-young Kwak
Stars: Tae-Hyun Cha, Ji-Hyun Jun, In-mun Kim
Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her.

Director: Sung-hee Jo
Stars: Joong-Ki Song, Bo-Young Park, Yeong-ran Lee
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Amid the time of Korean War, a young boy's vow to take care of his family marked the beginning of a lifelong promise spanning 60 years.

Director: JK Youn
Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Yunjin Kim, Dal-su Oh
A Taxi Driver (2017)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A widowed father and taxi driver who drives a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising, soon finds himself regretting his decision after being caught in the violence around him.

Director: Hun Jang
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Thomas Kretschmann, Hae-Jin Yoo
Be With You (2018)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Woo Jin takes care of his son Ji Ho alone after his wife Soo A passed away. Before she passed away, she promised she would be back on a rainy day one year later. One year later, Soo A appears again, but she does not remember anything.

Director: Jang-Hoon Lee
Stars: Ji-seob So, Ye-jin Son, Yoo-ram Bae
Edit

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:
Ro-Woon Choi Ro-Woon Choi ... Jin-wook
Yi-jin Han ... Marlboro prisoner
Heon Tae Jeon Heon Tae Jeon ... Detective squad chief
Deok-hyeon Jo Deok-hyeon Jo ... Chief of police
Jae-yoon Jo ... Prison guard Kim
Han-bi Jung Han-bi Jung ... Ye-seung's Homeroom Teacher
Jae-Min Jung Jae-Min Jung ... Young-hoon
Jin-young Jung ... Jang Min Hwan
Edit

Storyline

A story about the love between a mentally-ill father and his lovingly adorable daughter. Wrongfully accused of murder and rape, Yong-Goo is imprisoned for murder, and builds friendships with the hardened criminals in his cell, who in return help him see his daughter again by smuggling her into the prison. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

23 January 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Miracle in Cell No. 7 See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,101,723
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filming finished October 10, in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea. The last scene filmed took place at a prison in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do. The scene involved Yong-Goo (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) and the other prisoners carrying out a mission to get a chance for a temporary release. See more »

Connections

Remade as Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2020) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

You'll Laugh. You'll Cry. You'll Care. You'll Love. And You'll Have A Great Time.
21 March 2014 | by CinemaClownSee all my reviews

This will make viewers laugh. And this will make viewers cry. Miracle in Cell No. 7 is a heartwarming tale that depicts the relationship between a 6-year old girl & her mentally challenged father who's accused & convicted for a crime he didn't commit. Awaiting the trial, he is assigned Cell no. 7 which consists of the most hardened criminals & unknowingly convinces everyone that he's a good-hearted fellow who couldn't have committed the crime he's accused of. And so, the inmates get together to help him see his daughter again by breaking her in & also start preparing him for his trial.

There is a heavy amount of non-sense & annoyance in the film but there is also a lot of heart that went into its making. Some scenes, no matter how silly or childish, still are able to resonate a feeling of love & the characters look eccentric yet adorable thanks to mesmerizing performances from its cast. The film also carries a huge emotional baggage that is sugar-coated with layers after layers of superbly timed humour but is sure to leave many viewers with tears during its heartbreaking final moments.

On an overall scale, Miracle in Cell No. 7 completely surprised me with its heartfelt narration, plethora of childlike but never childish moments, expert use of slapstick humour, vibrant characters & a heart-winning performances from its cast. It may not be great enough to rank amongst the best films of its genre but its soul is certainly at the right place plus it makes up for an immensely satisfying family drama that will leave most of its viewers with a smile on their face & tears in their eyes. Give it a try.


29 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 68 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed