• Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

“Cell 211” (Celda 211 in Spanish) is a 2009 Spanish thriller directed by . The film is based on the novel of the same name by Francisco Pérez Gandul. The movie stars , , , and .

Cell 211 revolves around a young prison guard named Juan Oliver () who starts his first day on the job. While he is taking a tour of the prison, he gets caught up in a prison riot and is mistaken for an inmate by the prisoners. In order to survive, he pretends to be a prisoner and becomes embroiled in the inner workings of the prison gang.

Cell 211 was well-received by critics and audiences alike, and won several awards, including 8 Goya Awards, the Spanish equivalent of the Academy Awards. It also won the Jury Prize and the People's Choice Award at the 2009 San Sebastián International Film Festival.

Cell 211's popularity also led to a successful theatrical release in Spain, grossing over €12 million at the box office. It was also released in several other countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, where it received positive reviews and gained a cult following.

Overall, “Cell 211” is a gripping and intense film that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. It is a must-watch for fans of prison dramas and thrillers.

Directed by
Written by Jorge Guerricaechevarría
Starring ,
Cinematography Carles Gusi
Edited by Mapa Pastor
Vaca Films
Telecinco Cinema
Morena Films
Distributed by Telecinco Cinema
Release date 4 September 2009 (Venice) 6 November 2009 (Spain)
Running time 113 minutes
Countries Spain, France
Languages Spanish

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