"Rookie prison officer Juan Olivier has the bad luck to start work on the same day that kingpin prisoner Malamadre (Luis Tosar) sets off a riot. It’s Juan’s good luck that Malamadre doesn’t know Juan’s a screw. Already we’re in spoiler territory, but this powerful, politically loaded prison thriller has plenty more surprises to pull.
As tough and cunningly resourceful as its embattled antagonists, Cell 211 is the Spanish hit of the year, and winner of eight Goya Awards including Best Film, Director, Screenplay and Actor." (New Zealand International Film Festival 2010)
Winner of 8 Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars) 2010, including Best Film, Actor, Director, Supporting Actress and Screenplay.
"Cell 211” is a thriller about a man’s attempt to save his life by thinking quickly. It never explains. It simply sets out the situation and shows us what he does and what the results are. You might be surprised by how much more exciting this is than conventional action.