Juan Oliver is knocked unconscious during the prison tour on the day before he begins his new job as prison officer. He is rushed to the empty cell 211 and left to come around. Meanwhile, inmates of the high security wing break free and riots break out. When he awakes he realises he's trapped and has to pretend to be a new prisoner in order to survive...
Engaging and intense, Daniel Monzón's gripping prison drama Cell 211 (Celda 211) swept the board at the 2010 Goya Awards, where it was nominated for sixteen prizes and won eight, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor. Inevitably a US remake is already in the works, with Paul Haggis of Crash slated to write and direct.
Described by Jamie Kermode over at Eye for Film as "a striking piece of work that will leave you reeling," Cell 211 will be released on UK DVD and Blu-ray by Studiocanal on 9th January 2012 at the RRP of £15.99 for the DVD and £19.99 for the Blu-ray.
Extras will include:
- Daniel Monzon interview;
- Making of Cell 211.