I have a very strong urge to review this 2019 Turkish movie called “7 Koğuştaki Mucize” (Miracle in Cell Number 7).
As some of us already know, this was an adaptation of a 2013 Korean movie called “7번방의 선물”; 7beonbangui Seonmul, which also means the same. It was based on the real-life story of a man who was tortured and pleaded guilty under duress to the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl on September 27, 1972 in Chuncheon, Korean, before being finally exonerated in November 2008.
But personally trying to avoid watching too much K-dramas, I opted for Turkish version instead.
Beginning of the story reminds me of an old well-known western movie, I Am Sam, by Sean Penn. Mehmet, an autistic man who was just trying to live a simple life while raising his young smart daughter together with his very old grandmother in a village. He was then wrongfully accused of murdering a 7-year-old girl, daughter of a highest ranking military commander, and imprisoned despite his mental disability. Staying with several criminals in the same cell room was a very challenging life for Mehmet. But like the title of this movie; miracle does exist.
This is a beautiful pure love story between a father and a daughter, everyday struggles for an autistic man, challenges along the way, trust, friendship, betrayal, fear, laugh, tears, etc.
Scored 84% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.2/10 from IMDb, I would def give 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 out of 5 for the overall emotional rush.
Click “read more” below to watch the touching trailer. I’m not crying. You’re crying! 😂
Let me know if anyone has ever compared between Turkish and Korean version!