The trailer for the Christmas movie Miracle in Cell No. 7 exploded onto the internet yesterday, with even the most hard-hearted netizens getting all misty-eyed over the Filipino remake of the 2013 Korean film.
The movie’s trailer appeared on the Facebook account of Viva Films, its producer, and has attracted almost six million views since it appeared yesterday. It has been shared almost 159,000 times.
The tearjerker is about a rag-tag group of gruff-but-gentle cellmates who work together to protect a newly arrived prisoner (but he’s INNOCENT! [sniff, sniff]) and his adorable moppet of a daughter (she’s so PRECIOUS! [muffled sob]), who somehow sneaks into prison because she just can’t bear to part with the lovable schlub. And also, it’s Christmas, apparently. (Can’t you see, SHE was his Christmas present all along! [outright bawling])
The movie, directed by Nuel Naval (The Love Affair), brings together some of the finest actors in Philippine entertainment. In addition to noted dramatic actor Aga Muhlach in the role of the father, the cast includes Joel Torre, JC Santos, Mon Confiado, Jojit Lorenzo, Soliman Cruz, John Arcilla, and Tirso Cruz III. Xia Vigor plays Muhlach’s daughter.
Miracle in Cell No. 7 is one of the eight films competing in the annual Metro Manila Film Festival, which will begin on Christmas Day and end on Jan. 7, 2020. Cinemas in the Philippines will be prohibited from showing foreign movies during the festival, making it one of the most awaited events for film fans all over the country.
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