8.2/10
10,006
33 user 20 critic

7-beon-bang-ui seon-mul (2013)

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.

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

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
10 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Do-ga-ni (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 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
So-won (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Tragedy of a 8 year old girl coping with a gruesome rape damaging her internally and affecting emotionally tries to overcome all obstacles that are about to happen in her life aftermath of ... See full summary »

Director: Joon-ik Lee
Stars: Re Lee, Kyung-gu Sol, Ji-won Uhm
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
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man's failed suicide attempt enables him to see ghosts, who later keep following him everywhere. It is now up to him to fulfill their wishes to make them go away.

Director: Young-Tak Kim
Stars: Tae-Hyun Cha, Ye-won Kang, Moon-su Lee
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
My Sassy Girl (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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
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
Sseo-ni (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Seven girls become good friends in high school, then events pull them apart for 25 years. When one of the friends lies dying in a hospital, she wishes to see each of them one last time.

Director: Hyeong-Cheol Kang
Stars: Ho-jeong Yu, Eun-kyung Shim, Hee-kyung Jin
Keulraesik (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A college student finds a diary detailing a long-ago love triangle involving her mother, her future father, and his best friend.

Director: Jae-young Kwak
Stars: Ye-jin Son, In-sung Jo, Seung-woo Cho
Hyeong (2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Doo-Sik (Jo Jung-suk) gets paroled from prison thanks to his younger brother (Do Kyung-Soo) Doo-Young. Doo-Young is a promising judo athlete. After 15 years, Doo-Sik (Jo Jung-suk) suddenly ... See full summary »

Director: Soo-Kyung Kwon
Stars: Kyung-soo Do, Ek Harris, Dae-han Ji
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A radio DJ/entertainer in his 30s suddenly learns he may be a grandfather, thanks to a young girl who has a baby son and claims to be his daughter.

Director: Hyeong-Cheol Kang
Stars: Tae-Hyun Cha, Il-Kwon Ahn, Kyeong-min Hong
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Go Eun (Song Yoon Ah), a wedding dress designer and single mom, has only a limited number of days to live. Before parting from her young daughter So Ra (Kim Hyang Gi), Go Eun wants to do ... See full summary »

Director: Hyeong-jin Kwon
Stars: Hyang-gi Kim, Yun-ah Song, Mi-seon Jeon
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
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
Edit

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

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:

December 23rd See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,000,227
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fineworks,CL Entertainment See more »
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 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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
I cried and I am not ashamed of it
30 June 2013 | by ctowyiSee all my reviews

It's contrived, preposterous, emotionally manipulative and sappy but such a crowd pleaser. My specs fogged up a few times because of my hot tears.

Even though it was dripping with schmaltz, I still found myself easily lulled into the story. It's a prison story, a family drama, a redemptive drama, an investigative thriller and a court drama, all rolled into one. The strength with the film lies in its excellent ensemble cast of veteran Korean actors and the little girl - a total natural. I love her character's name, Yesung. Pronounce the name a few times in your head... sounds like Jesus? 

Love the scenes in the cell... It's quite ridiculous but the earnest performances are so good, you will easily overlook the preposterous setups and some of the situations are ingeniously funny.

This film was released in Korea early this Jan and has now become the third highest grossing domestic movie of all time, behind The Host (2006) and The Thieves (2012).

So far this year, this is the only film that made me laugh and cry. An excellent film. The perfect film to bring your other half, especially if she's into Korean weepies. Don't be afraid to show up your new age sensitive self dudes


28 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 33 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed