Director of original ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’ gets honest after watching its PH remake

Director of original ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’ gets honest after watching its PH remake

- The Philippine version of “Miracle in Cell No. 7” had its movie premiere on December 16

- The director and producer of the original version were both present at the event

- They were interviewed by the press after watching the much-talked-about movie

- The two Korean filmmakers threw a joke while airing their thoughts about the adaptation

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The director and producer of the original version of “Miracle in Cell No. 7” did not hesitate to air his reaction after watching the movie’s Philippine adaptation.

KAMI learned that the much-talked-about remake, which is a part of this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), had its movie premiere yesterday, December 16.

Present in the much-awaited event were Lee Hwan Kyung, the director of the South Korean version, and Kim Min Ki, the producer.

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Through a translator, they frankly expressed their thoughts after watching the full movie.

They even jokingly stated that they want to make a “remake” of the Philippine version because it was really good and dramatic.

The two Korean filmmakers also pointed out that the Philippine version is more sentimental and emotional than what was shown in 2013.

"Dahil sa sobrang natuwa kami sa Philippine version, joke lang, pero sana itong Philippine remake ng Miracle in Cell No. 7, i-remake din natin, huwag lang mataas ang presyo…
"Nakita niya ang ending, yung last part ng movie. Originally, wala yun sa Korean version. Noong napanood niya yung last part, napaisip siya na, yung sa Korean version, sana inilagay rin niya yung ending part…
"Tapos nakita niya na yung audience, mas napapatawa, mas napapaluha kesa sa Korean audience. Nakita niya na mas emotional, mas sentimental yung na-execute ng Philippine movie, so natuwa talaga siya sa ganoong difference," the translator quipped.

Watch the trailer of the said movie:

In a previous article by , Bela Padilla shared an emotional moment that happened when they were dubbing a crying scene in the said film.

“Miracle in Cell No. 7” is one of the most critically-acclaimed movies in South Korea and even in the world. Its Philippine version will be shown on December 25.

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