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Cell 211 [DVD]

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Luis Tosar , Alberto Ammann , Daniel Monzón    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines
  • Directors: Daniel Monzón
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Spanish, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Jan 2012
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00505QAD6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,566 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


In this an award winning, action packed thriller, a new prison officer has a desperate battle for survival when he is mistakenly trapped in a prison as a riot unfolds. His only way out is by pretending to be a prisoner, but first he will have to successfully befriend a violent inmate leading the rebellion.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spanish Prison Riot that packs a punch! 12 Jan 2012
By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER
This great film from Spain (with French participation in Canal+ etc) is pretty basic in terms of plot. The main protagonist is one Juan Oliver (Alberto Ammann) - he is starting work as a prison guard in Zamora. He is keen to make a good impression so pops along in his civilian clothing a day early, just to see how things are done. He wants to make this career change work as he has a wife, Elena, who is six months pregnant.

On arrival he is shown around by his new work mates, they explain the facility is falling apart and as they do so, a piece of the ceiling collapses and hits Juan on the head, rendering him unconscious. They take him into the empty, but spooky, Cell 211. This happens to coincide with the signal for the riot to begin. Juan is out cold and his new colleagues decide to make a brave but strategic withdrawal, leaving him in the cell.

This is also no ordinary wing it is the Segregation Wing as we would call it (DSS in Spain). It houses the worst prisoners including lifers and those with full blown AIDS. It is run by a rather unsavoury character called Malamadre (Luis Tozan - who is very impressive). Juan comes around and realises that he is in the middle of a riot and quickly realise that his best bet to survive the carnage is to pretend to be a new inmate.

What unfolds in less than predictable, it is taut, well acted, brutal and gripping. The plot turns and twists are informed more by lack of professionalism on the part of the authorities than on the guile of Juan - but that plays a big part too. The inmates are all believable especially the Colombians and the ETTA guys who are in a separate part of the wing, but the prisoners know all about it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bueno 25 Oct 2014
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A story about Juan who's having a terrible first day at work, the film is... okay, a good first half the obvious reflections on society specifically Spain's are interesting but after a while become a bit samey, the cliched characters as well such as Juan who is crazy handsome like movie handsome compared to everyone else in the entire film, the wife who is basically in the film for one reason, and when that reason comes you're not shocked you just think why would she go there... she's pregnant this is stupid. I rather liked Malamadre and the other prisoners although again a kind of cliche. The second half becomes more sentimental and predictable the "bad guys" are actually ok and the "good guys" are liars and corrupt, although both sides have good and bad. The acting was good, especially Malamadre who i didnt like at first his gruff voice i felt slightly stereotypical but is actually fantastic in the film, its always hard to tell when they are speaking a foreign language (i couldn't tell the difference between Basque and Spanish when they spoke). I think this film would be much more interesting and enjoyable if you were from Spain itself, as you can appreciate the social context and the ETA angle more, if they were to remake it in English a N.I setting would have the same sort of parallels i think.
Although many negatives the film is still good and better than a lot of other movies out there
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic film, see it ! 16 Nov 2010
Don't recognise the film described by Giovanni. I saw this last night at the Bath Film Festival: the cinema was full, when the credits began to roll there was stunned silence.
Great script (mark of any good film) and superb performances all round, especially by the two leads.
9.5 out of 10.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Prison Drama 26 Jan 2012
By Mitun
'Cell 211 (Spanish: Celda 211)' is a Spanish prison-drama film that released in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim and box-success. On its release the movie won 8 Goya awards (Spain's main national film awards) for best actor, supporting actress, breakthrough actor, director, sound, editing, picture and screenplay.

The movie tells the story of a prison riot led by the inmate, Malamadre (Luis Tosar). During the riot, a prison warden called Juan (Alberto Ammann) gets trapped amongst the inmates. The warden thereafter poses as a fellow prisoner as he tries to survive.

I was reluctant to watch the movie as I had heard nothing about it. When, I did watch it, it blew me away. I love prison movies and this offering is up there with the best.

The feature gets straight into the story from the start, cracks on with gripping drama, shocking moments, violence and a tension filled atmosphere. It's an intense view as the fate of the lead actors near. The ending is perfect.

The downside is the sub-plot involving Juan's wife Elena (Marta Etura), it takes the momentum away from the main story and at times drags. Saying that Etura had the last laugh in the end by winning a Goya award for best supporting actress.

The main thing that makes the film work is the Tour De Force stunning performance from the menacing and deep voiced anti-hero, Luis Tosar. Just sheer brilliance. As a result he deservedly won the award for best lead actor. Alberto Ammann also puts in an award-winning performance complimenting Tosar perfectly. The scenes involving the interaction between Tosar and Ammann are of the highest quality.

The award-winning direction by Daniel Monzón is excellent. He explores the themes loyalty, friendship, revenge and betrayal with finesse. His end product is powerful as it gets.

'Celda 211' is compelling heart-thumping cinema.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A Great film. Completely captivating. You'll still think about it the next day.
Published 2 months ago by Jo Powell
1.0 out of 5 stars Film was good but my copy was a bad one had to ...
Film was good but my copy was a bad one had to have it replaced but the disc is still bad wont buy off sweet buzzzerds again
Published 3 months ago by jh
4.0 out of 5 stars Top Film!
Must see. Very good acting, very convincing and plausible plot. enjoyed this film, I would definitely recommend to a friend.
Published 4 months ago by Sophie
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Published 5 months ago by R. Weber
4.0 out of 5 stars high paced thrilling film
would recommend to anyone wanting a shake up and wake up film, bit gorey in parts so not for the squeemish
Published 5 months ago by max
5.0 out of 5 stars proper gripping
This film is brilliant, truly gripping and takes you for a good ride. I'll not say anything else about it.

You won't regret watching it.
Published 5 months ago by Adrian Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good enough.
Good prison film, for sure one that's going to be watched again. There's so many good foreign films out there it's a shame you have to buy them to know if they are good or not. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. Steven Blease
4.0 out of 5 stars A good film, worth watching
I was initially a bit put off by the subtitles but strangely they seem to make it even more interesting and added to the 'atmosphere' of the film making it even more watchable!
Published 7 months ago by NoWay
4.0 out of 5 stars Good picture
Great story, intense and really good performances. The script is intelligent with a political story as a back drop that puts in question both local Spanish issues as well as... Read more
Published 7 months ago by The Dork
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