As you may know, 7. Koğuştaki Mucize is the remake of a South Korean film released in 2013. AlloCiné has listed the main differences.
7. Koğuştaki Mucize, the Turkish film that is a hit on Netflix, is one of the four remakes of the award-winning South Korean film Miracle in Cell 7 released in 2013. In both cases, it is a disabled father mental, accused of the death of the daughter of a powerful police chief, who is himself separated from her child. If the starting point is the same, there are still some major differences between the two productions. Attention spoilers.
The death of the little girl
In the Turkish version of the film: The policeman’s daughter buys the Heidi backpack that Ova wanted (Nisa Sofiya Aksongur). A few days later, Memo (Aras Bulut İynemli) crosses his path and witnesses the accident that will lead him to prison: the young girl, who had fun with him on the rocks by the sea, ends up falling into the water. Memo tries to save her, in vain, and is arrested with the child in his arms.
In the original Korean version: the policeman’s daughter also buys a backpack, but from the brand Sailor Moon, a Japanese heroine. Taken of pity by this father who wanted to buy it for his daughter, this one offers to him to help him to find another model. Running, she slides on a patch of ice in the street and receives a blow to the head. Desperate, Yong-Goo (Ryu Seung-Ryong) tries to help him. He unbuttoned the girl’s pants to improve blood circulation and gave her a heart massage and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. A woman, witness to the scene, calls the police: the father of the family is then accused of kidnapping, rape and murder.
After the arrest
In the Turkish remake: After Memo’s arrest, Ova is taken care of by her paternal grandmother. Upon her death, Professor Mine, played by Deniz Baysal, became responsible for the girl.
In the original film: Ye-Sung (Xia Vigor) has no one but his father and has no choice but to go to an orphanage. But the chief of police, touched by her story, decides to take her under his wing and offer her a home.
In the Turkish remake: Ova visits her father thanks to the other detainees. But his stay did not last long. After the incident, the girl only saw her father on visiting days and under the supervision of police officers.
In the original film: Ye-Sung presents a charity piece in prison, with his orphanage companions. During the performance, the detainees managed to get her out to take her to her father. Ye-Sung’s stay in prison lasted two days until she was discovered by the head of the prison. Throughout history, this same police officer has been touched by Yong-Goo’s purity and his love for his daughter. He finds a way to get her discreetly back into prison so that she can spend as much time as possible with her father.
In the Turkish remake: Memo’s sentence was defined before entering prison. The father of the dead girl wanted only one thing: to have Memo pay for his crime and set an example. The hero was therefore sentenced without being able to defend himself and did not even have a lawyer at trial.
In the original film: Yong-Goo was sent to jail pending trial. As a result, the inmates helped him prepare his defense for the jury. However, on the day of the trial, the police threatened to kill his daughter if he did not confess to the crime. Wishing to protect her child, Yong-Goo has no choice but to plead guilty and be sentenced to death.
In the Turkish remake: an army deserter saw the scene but when he wished to testify, he was killed in cold blood by the father of the deceased daughter.
In the original film: Yong-Goo had only the witness for the prosecution, that is to say the woman who arrived at the scene of the accident. Apart from her, no one else has seen what really happened.
In the Turkish remake: Memo was sentenced to death, but his life was saved thanks to the help of the prison director, the detainees and a few police officers. He returns to his daughter and they both become refugees in another country to start a new life.
In the original film: Yong-Goo is sentenced to death. After a flashback, we find a Ye-Sung graduated in law. After the trial, the girl was raised by the police. Practicing as a lawyer, she reopened her father’s case to prove his innocence and the guilt of the state. The film ends with a happy ending when she manages to wash her father’s name.