Miracle in Cell No 7: Turkey’s Candidate for Nomination for the Best International Feature Film Oscar

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Miracle in Cell No 7: Turkey’s Candidate for Nomination for the Best International Feature Film Oscar

Oscar, the most prestigious award in the world in the field of the silver screen and television, has recently announced this year's candidates. The...

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Oscar, the most prestigious award in the world in the field of the silver screen and television, has recently announced this year’s candidates. The Turkish drama film Miracle in Cell No 7 has become Turkey’s candidate for the nomination. So, the feature film is going to race to be the nominee for the Best International Feature Film.

The movie is an adaptation of the South Korean film with the same name
The movie is an adaptation of the South Korean film with the same name

Miracle in Cell No 7 is Turkey’s most revenue-gainer movie ever. Therefore, and due to its international success, it is going to perspire at the 93rd Academy Awards. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism chose the movie out of 23 other Turkish feature films.

Turkey’s 26th Candidate for Nomination for the Oscar

Turkey has so far 26 times announced candidates for nomination at the American Academy Awards. So, Turkey’s this year’s nominee for American Academy Awards Oscar Miracle in Cell No 7. As you will recall, the movie broke rating records in Turkey and drew great attention in Europe.

Miracle in Cell No 7 is the 26th candidate for Oscar nomination of Turkey
Miracle in Cell No 7 is the 26th candidate for Oscar nomination of Turkey

Elected board of 16 people which consists of Culture and Tourism Ministry General Directorate of cinema and consisting of representatives of professional organizations in the field of cinema has set Turkey’s nomination for the 93rd Academy Awards (Oscar) for the Best International Feature Film.

The Story of Miracle in Cell No 7

The movie is a 2019 Turkish drama film directed by Mehmet Ada Öztekin. Furthermore, it is an official adaptation of the 2013 South Korean comedy-drama film Miracle in Cell No. 7 using the same premise. However, there are some significant changes in the story, characters, and tone. 

The movie tells the story of mentally challenged Memo and her 7-year-old daughter Ova
The movie tells the story of mentally challenged Memo and her 7-year-old daughter Ova

The story of the movie unfolds in a flashback to a village in 1983. Mehmet Koyuncu or Memo (played by the accomplished Turkish actor Aras Bulut İynemli), is a mentally challenged man. He lives with his young daughter, Ova, and his grandmother on a hillside. But his world turned upside down when he is falsely charged with murdering a girl who had died due to an accident. Thus, the 1980 military coup in Turkey destroys this young and innocent man’s life as it did to millions of people back in time.

The Most Watched Turkish Movie of 2019

The director of the movie is Mehmet Ada Öztekin. the movie became the most-watched feature film in 2019 when it took the stage. In 2019, 5.3 million people watched Miracle in Cell No 7 in Turkey. What’s more, the movie has reached a figure of about 17 million dollars in revenue worldwide.

Miracle in Cell No 7 broke all the rating records in Turkey and became the most-watched movie in 2019
Miracle in Cell No 7 broke all the rating records in Turkey and became the most-watched movie in 2019

The Eyeful Cast of Miracle in Cell No 7

The movie is featuring some of the most talented actors and actresses in Turkey’s entertainment sector. Aras Bulut İynemli, Nisa Sofiya Aksongur, Celile Toyon, İlker Aksum, and Mesut Akusta are among the ones to name. They are among the most popular names of recent years in both television and cinema. The film is about a disabled father who is imprisoned for a murder he did not commit and trying to prove his innocence and his daughter who is the world’s cutest daughter Ova.

The master actors of the movie in the prison
The master actors of the movie in the prison

The work is an adaptation from the South Korean production The Miracle in Cell No: 7. Still, it drew great attention on Netflix. Moreover, it became one of the most popular ones in 2020. On the other hand, the movie has 8.3 points out of 10 on IMDb with a vote of 30.921 users. This is quite a good number for such a world-famous online platform. After watching the movie, you can vote for the movie, too, if you wish.

They did Watch The Movie Too

Meanwhile, world-famous figures such as football player Neymar and celebrities DJ Snake and Georgina Rodriguez, actress girlfriend of Christiano Ronaldo watched the movie, too. These world-famous names announced that they cried loudly after watching the movie.

Georgina Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo's actress girlfriend, watched the movie and shed tears a lot
Georgina Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo’s actress girlfriend, watched the movie and shed tears a lot

What is the Date of the 93rd Academy Awards?

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) presents the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony. It will honor the best films released between January 2020 and February 2021. So, it is going to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on April 25, 2021.

The movie drew great attention in the world and is available to watch online entertainment platform Netflix
The movie drew great attention in the world and is available to watch online entertainment platform Netflix

Originally scheduled for February 28, 2021, the committee postponed the ceremony for two months due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema. The committee, on the other hand, extended the eligibility period for feature films accordingly through February 28.

One of the most talented football players of the world Neymar said I cried like children
One of the most talented football players of the world Neymar said I cried like children

While You Are Watching the Movie…

Do not forget to get your hankies ready… We are %100 affirmative that you will cry a lot, seriously, your eyes will have swollen from crying! The movie, Miracle in Cell No 7, is an incredibly touching, heartbreaking, and breathtaking real-life story. So, give an ear to our words and get your hankies ready before settling before the screen…

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