Born in 1970, Seoul, LEE graduated from the Seoul Institute of the Arts. He started his film career working with famed directors LEE Myeong-Se and PARK Jong-won. Later, he briefly worked as a TV producer, but, unable to quench his love for the cinema, he soon returned to the film scene. In 2004, he made his directorial debut with .
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Miracle in Cell No.7" 2013/01/25,
The main characters are retarded father Yong-Goo (played by Ryoo Seung-ryong) and his adorable seven year old daughter Ye-Seung (played by Gal So-won). Circumstances conspire to keep them apart, but through sheer determination and the help of other prison inmates, they're able to find time to be happy together. This family changes the hardened people around them for better. But inevitably, for all these attempts at happiness, tragedy strikes and people left my theater crying. "Miracle in Cell No.7" is an extremely manipulative movie emotionally, and oftentimes feel like it's cheating by forcing the audience to identify with these overwrought situations,...More
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