- Spain / France
- Directed by: Daniel Monzón
- Written by: Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Daniel Monzón
- Cast: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines, Manuel Morón, Marta Etura, Carlos Bardem, Luis Zahera, Vicente Romero, Fernando Soto
- Language: Spanish, Basque, English
Juan (Ammann) is shown around a prison prior to starting work as a new guard when a riot erupts. This award-winning Spanish hit takes a clever premise and moulds it into an intense cat-and-mouse tale that combines strong characters and sweaty suspense.
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Reviews & features
Cell 21121 Jun 2011
Spanish prison riot thriller with plenty of meaty political subtext
(18) 112min European genre cinema has been delivering some cracking titles of late, none more compelling than prison riot thriller Cell 211. Daniel Monzón’s award-winning Spanish hit takes a clever premise and moulds it into an intense, cat-and-mouse…
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