Lately, a lot of my Facebook friends are raving about the 2013 South Korean film “Miracle in Cell No.7.” I am usually updated when it comes to Korean movies but this one was something I was not really keen on watching until I saw the multiple posts about it. I thought it was something like “I am Sam” but it was different.
If you want to check it out, you might as well prepare a box of tissue. Parent-child relationships are big tear buttons for me.
The movie is about a mentally challenged father, Yong Goo (Ryoo Seung-Ryon) and his daughter Ye-Seung (Kai So-won). Yong Goo was falsely accused of murder and was imprisoned and years later, grown-up Ye-seung (Park Shin Hye) proves his innocence.I won’t delve into details to avoid spoiling it (too much) for those who might chance upon this blog and haven’t watched it. That darn Sailor Moon bag is cursed!
My favorite scenes are the ones which involve the inmates. When they tried to figure out what happened to Yong Goo and during those times that they helped him be with his beloved daughter. The balloon scene was achingly touching and when Yong Goo broke down my damn tears fell with matching hiccups.
This movie is worth your two hours. Although, I really can’t place it in a specific category. There were a lot of funny scenes but I can’t call it a comedy. But the same funny scenes disqualifies it from being a melodrama. Whatever you want to call it, I just love it. It was really touching and I hope you could check it out.