A true-life Shawshank redemption.
Even though Spanish dictator Franco died in 1975, the transition to democracy took years to accomplish, and many innocent people were caught up in the turmoil. Take ambitious accountant Manuel (Miguel Herran) who suddenly finds himself in prison awaiting a trail that may not take place for years. Placed in a cell with veteran prisoner Pino (Javier Gutierrez), Manuel soon realises the horror of his situation. Together they start to organise the other prisoners to rebel.
Based on remarkable true events and filmed in the infamous Modelo prison, this powerfully acted and assuredly directed new thriller from Alberto Rodríguez (Marshland) features many tense highlights, including a recreation of a famous prison break in 1978. Focusing on friendship rather than conflict, it plays as a more authentic, true-life Shawshank Redemption.
“A thrilling watch. Feels real and urgent. Whereas most prison films focus on strife, it’s the gradually developing friendship which forms the bedrock of the film”
– Eye For Film
Sat 23rd Sept – 8.30pm
Language: Spanish w/subs
Director: Alberto Rodriguez
Cast: Miguel Herran, Javier Gutierrez, Jesus Carroza