Friday, 29 August 2014

Miracle in Cell Number 7

Finally, one week of prelims down and I'm so glad for the weekend because I really really need a break. Took the recommendation of my classmates to watch this movie, which is one of the best-selling Korean movies of all time and I was not a tad bit disappointed... just teary and heart-broken because this is the most heart wrenching story ever. Who would have thought a film could make you laugh at one point and start sobbing the next. I was literally bawling my eyes out but somehow the film-makers managed to inject some humour into the scene that made you feel like a bipolar freak.

So basically here's a summary of the movie taken from Wiki.

"Lee Yong-go is a mentally challenged man with the intelligence of a 6-year-old, which is actually the age of his own daughter Ye-sung who is much smarter than her peers. The two of them lead a sad life while Yong-go makes a living by working in a parking lot of Happy Mart. But one day, when the police commissioner's young daughter dies in a strange accident because she slipped in a -18 ice and died painfully with a loosed bricked, Yong-go is the one who happens to find her. He is falsely accused and sentenced to death for abduction of minor. The police took advantage of his disability and forced him to admit that he murdered and abducted the girl. Ye-sung is sent to a childcare institution and Yong-go gets imprisoned and assigned to Cell No. 7, the harshest cell in a maximum security prison."

 If you thought The Fault In Our Stars was sad, Miracle in Cell Number 7 is just tragic. Definitely worth watching!

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