Jun 30, 2010

Celda 211 - Cell 211, 2009

Celda 211 - Cell 211, 2009
Director: Daniel Monzon
Cast: Luis Tosar, Alberto Amman, Antonio Resines

Stage: Home theatre

Celda in short: The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.

Preps: I found it on my disk, thought it would be worth seeing something spanish again, since I am fond of the language and every now and then you find something interesting just falling from the clouds

How do you turn from a good cop to a bad one? Or a good prison guard to a corrupted one? It can be a simple act by coincidence, when someone murders someone you love and you lose your brain, your mind and you don't care for nothing any more. Could it be that the violence is planted into every person just waiting to burst out? This movie is playing with those topics and you will definitely enjoy seeing good turning into evil under stressful circumstances. The jailbreak or shall I say rebel yell in the cells is amazing, drives scary thoughts down my veins - and the good guy is trapped in the cell 211 - hence the name of the movie. It is also metaphore for the place, where good turns into evil, in my opinion.

At first I try to imagine how the good guy is going to get out of the trouble and find myself wondering why he doesn't when he has the chance to walk out. It is all in vain after the murder of his lady, because after that point he turns into violence himself, being more dangerous than the leader of the pack in the prison.

My personal rating: 7,0 (pretty decent piece, worth a bit of philosophy at the end or it will give you something to dwell about in a rainy night)

Celda on IMDB

Celda original webpage

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