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Ryu Seung-ryong and Park Shin-hye as a daddy-daughter duo
by | December 7, 2012 | 65 Comments

Aw. How cute. Ryu Seung-ryong has another movie coming out, and this time he plays Park Shin-hye’s dad in a quirky comedy about a convicted killer with the mind of a child. From Casanova to king-maker to daughter-crazy kook? This guy gets the best roles. The movie is called The Gift of Room 7, named for the harshest cell in a maximum security prison, where Dad becomes bunkmates with the baddest group of criminals around… and turns them into a bunch of cuddly ajusshis. Hee.

I love that the trailer starts out all doom and gloom, with the character being convicted of murder and being thrown in prison. You think he’s going to be some scary badass, but then he arrives in Room 7, and he turns out to be just a few marbles short. The cast of hardcore criminals and residents of Room 7 include Oh Dal-soo (Thieves), Kim Jung-tae (Dream High 2), Park Won-sang (Hero), and Jung Man-shik (King of Dramas). Basically your go-to gangsters in every other movie, just caught and living out their life sentences in this one.

The room full of scary badasses has no idea how to deal with Ryu Seung-ryong’s character Yong-gu, but because he’s so childlike they end up taking care of him, and start to become a makeshift family. Yong-gu only has one wish — to see his daughter Ye-seung (Park Shin-hye), but their cell block has an absolute no-visitors policy. So Room 7 decides they’re going to make his wish come true, and thus begins the ultimate prison break project… to break Ye-seung IN, so she can visit her dad. HA.

How cute is that? My heart is warmed already.

Directing is Lee Hwan-kyung, of the heartwarming Cha Tae-hyun-and-horse underdog story Champ. I adored that movie (featuring another great father-daughter relationship), which means I can’t wait for this one.

The Gift of Room 7 premieres January 24 in theaters.

Via Joy News


65 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. funkypicklez


    loooooooool. <3

    this guy just has so much fun with his life!

  2. shiku

    Looks interesting! I will put it on my list.

  3. nomu nomu nomu

    Kooky with a dose of aww.

    looks like PSH came out of hiding. First we’ll have Flower Boy Next door, then we’ll have The Gift of Room 7 not long after that. Coolio, I’ll give this a try.

    • 3.1 Kayt

      She did this last year it just won’t release until this year. She still sticks to her 1 project/ year lol

      • 3.1.1 Kayt

        I mean she did it this year and it wont released until next year
        Excuse my mind on the holidays lol

    • 3.2 Jessica

      She had a Taiwanese drama this year 🙂

  4. yummies

    This looks absolutely wonderful. Definitely going to watch this!

  5. Yasmin

    LOL looks good! will have to wait until someone subs it since no k-films ever come in cinemas here in the UK :((

  6. Mystisith

    Hehehe. Why do I feel like he is playing his roommates? “I’m harmless, don’t beat me!”

    • 6.1 nomu nomu nomu

      hehe, I was thinking a little of Kyung-tae (Park Ki-woong character from Story of a Man), only because he appears to be a weird, nervous and the only non-gangster prisoner in the cell.

  7. jandoe

    omg this looks sooo cute !

  8. Fab

    I am sold!

  9. Daisy

    Awwwww sounds very heartwarming!

  10. 10 DayDreamer

    Wow, love the premise. Can’t wait for the subtitles. I feel so sad that I’m reading about all these movies on this site but still have to wait so long before I can watch them. 2012 seems to be churning out a whole lot of great movies.

    • 10.1 Anduril

      I feel the exact same way. Suddenly there are all these movies that look great, but that can’t be watched.

    • 10.2 kakashi

      agreed! I want to see so many of these movies – but can’t in the cineman!!! can’t you describe some really dreadful/boring ones that are upcoming? just to make us KMovie-not-easily-accessible-people happy? Then we can go: “pah, that’s so boring, I’m glad I don’t need to watch this”

  11. 11 Kayt

    My only complaint that I haven’t seen ShinHye is the teaser and I though she is the lead 0_o

    • 11.1 zoe

      Lol same here…i watchd it to see her but d ajusshis are daebak!!! I dun care abt PSH anymore…am so gonna watch this 😛 😛

  12. 12 dramamama

    Hahahaha! Even though I don’t understand what they said, the trailer is hilarious! I mean these are not your average, idol-actors but veteran and seasoned actors. I am sure going to watch this!

    • 12.1 boholAnna

      There’s a cc button below the box for the trailer. I also watched it first w/o clicking cc and found it hilarious even though I didn’t understand anything. It looks like a good heartwarming and funny movie to watch.

  13. 13 maxzzr

    ohh I love the premise, it’s innovative and interesting

  14. 14 Maris

    I wonder when it will be subbed in English so that we can see it. Have really been waiting since I first heard of it. Sounds really good.

    • 14.1 Lilly

      sounds good to me also

  15. 15 Dramallama

    Wait. His char is so naive, how did he kill someone? Ane why cant he plead insanity?

  16. 16 Jlee

    OMG LOL. I seriously wanna watch this movie!!

  17. 17 seara

    Where is shinhye? Hope they will release another teaser soon

    by the way, this drama give vibe like when i watch film “Harmony” 🙂

  18. 18 crazedlu

    ha. i sooo like the premise.

  19. 19 Nilechoclat

    I hope the next trailer will show the lawyer park shin hye <3

  20. 20 Mia

    awwww…. love them already!

  21. 21 ranisa

    The best synopsis of the movie I’ve read so far. Thanks Javabeans!

    I love Park Shin Hye, but even if she’s not in it, I’m still sold with the ahjussis alone. I hope I can be there once it opens on theaters. Too bad. *wails*

    • 21.1 ranisa

      Ah, it was Girlfriday. Wow, I just realized this now. Their writing’s almost the same that I can’t even distinguished who wrote what. Nonetheless, thanks Girlfriday for writing this. It’s the best synopsis of the movie I’ve read, even until now.

  22. 22 KDrama Fan

    Thanks GF. This has WINNER all over it!

  23. 23 danna

    how on earth did they turn hot ahjussi Ryu Seung Ryong into this adorable puppy?? I’m loving the supporting cast especially Oh Dal Soo, Kim Jung Tae and Jung Man Shik

  24. 24 Sadie

    Sounds funny and heartwarming, I want to watch it.

  25. 25 sPark*

    Loving the cast! It sounds like a potentially quirky and heartwarming movie 🙂 Wheee

  26. 26 Hagar

    I love him I’ll watch it for him!
    oh and does any one have subs for “all about my wife” plz???

  27. 27 JenJen

    Ryu SeungRyong is so cute in the trailer. Jung Man Shik (Ri KangSuk from King 2 Hearts) too in that last trailer scene. looks promising so far

  28. 28 lovepark

    So cute! I love the cast, and Ryu Seung-ryong looks adorable. Looking forward to the movie!

  29. 29 ~Feather~

    LMAO! He called his baby funny-looking! XD
    His sorry was so cute~!
    Why is it that all the movies I want to watch make me wait forever?

  30. 30 JC

    I’m so glad to see Park Shin Hye back! Although I hope her role is minimal in this movie (and it seems like it is, based on the trailers), because this dad & ahjussi team seems absolutely adorable! I see some of my favourite dramaland supporting actors’ faces, and so I’m pretty excited for this one. :3

    • 30.1 Kayt

      you want the lead to be minor because you like supporting roles and you are glad that she is back?
      … ok
      LOL I’m confused so much here

      • 30.1.1 moose

        what is there to be confused about? JC’s happy about PSH’s reappearance, but is more excited about the Room 7 relationship in the movie. liking someone isn’t equivalent to wanting them to be the center of everything. i’m not getting even getting the impression that PSH is the a lead character in this movie. it seems like it’ll center more on ryu seungryong and the room 7 ahjusshis.

    • 30.2 Nilechoclat

      Her Role not Minimal I just understanding your thinking why shin hye need supporting Role I am correcting that she is Female lead actress be happy is you can but one trailer is not confirm any thing .

      • 30.2.1 Maris

        I believe the story is built on the strong love between wrongly convicted father and his daughter who tries to prove his innocence. PSH is really underrated actress in my opinion. Please watch her special drama released this year “don’t worry I’m a ghost” i am sure it will not be time wasted for anyone.

        • Nilechoclat

          Excuse me what did you mean by underrated actress ??

          • Maris

            Sorry if I gave the impression that I think that way. My comment was in response to JC above….posted in the wrong place.
            For me she is the best. I sometimes get the feeling that she is not appreciated as much as she should be. Some cannot look beyond her role in YB or HS….which I think were done so well making them so popular. Her TOH and DWIAG are really worth watching ….totally different roles. Since I have watched everything of hers from movies to dramas, CFs, interviews, modelling etc I know how good she is.

  31. 31 pogo

    awwww, now I want to watch this.

  32. 32 cg

    wow…..this sounds interesting 🙂

  33. 33 maon

    The Running Man episodes with Park Shin-hye were great!

  34. 34 bbm

    aaww… my favourite ajusshis in one movie ^^

  35. 35 Ali

    I toppled over laughing….
    I cant wait to see it.

  36. 36 cvang010

    i love him since he played the gay director in Personal Taste! such a great actor indeed!

  37. 37 Almontel

    THANKS for the subbed trailer…

    now i can truly laugh out loud with the hilarity of the situation…

    sooooooooooooooooo funny!!!

    i would definitely watch this and it’s a big + for me since ParkShinHye’s in it too….

  38. 38 Cam

    Braaavo. I am really glad to see Park Shin Hye is starting to soar toward her phenomenal opportunity for TOP actresses someday!

    Kyaaaaaaa!! ^o^/

  39. 39 niKai

    i really want to watch this!

  40. 40 athena

    Was this movie known as December 23rd?..where PSH is a law student…Thanks, will watch this can’t wait.

  41. 41 Nilechoclat

    To Maris I agree with you totally thank you and sorry I just want to understand 😀

    • 41.1 Maris


  42. 42 Anxious

    This is hilarious.

    No Park Shin Hye in the trailer? Is she really in this movie?

    I am admire Park Shin Hye – You’re Beautiful is such a success and catapulted her popularity in the Hallyu world. but she’s so admirable in the sense that she accepts leading roles, supporting roles and cameo roles. She was in High Kick, Gumiho, and King of Dramas because of her good working relationship with scriptwriters and directors.

    After YAB, I thought she’ll disregard anything but leading roles. But she didn’t. She even starred in that digital camera short movie filmed by a not so popular actor who is her friend.

    Really nice attitude Park Shin Hye. So glad that fame did not get into your head. keep it up.

    • 42.1 Kayt

      isn’t she the sweetest?

    • 42.2 Nilechoclat

      I think That is why I love her I wish to know her and be her friend someday 😀

  43. 43 Tsina

    Another hilarious movie.

    I want this kind, because I watch movies and dramas to be entertained.

  44. 44 Maris

    I find in this story and the setting, possibilities of strong characterization and endless moments that pulls ones heartstrings. Therefore, no matter how small or big each character will greatly impact the movie.
    Based around father daughter relationship, PSH’s role will be a strong one too. Hence, her non-appearance in the trailer and the duration in the actual movie is not really significant.
    Looking forward to having a great time watching this movie

  45. 45 Pakky

    Is it the same movie as ‘December23’?

    • 45.1 Kayt

      yeah it has changed the tittle ^^

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