Cell 211
Celda 211

A film by Daniel Monzon

2009 Spain - Thriller


Juan Oliver is about to become a prison guard. Trying to make a good impression, he reports for work one day early. Two colleagues show him around the old prison. All of a sudden, some plaster falls from the ceiling and hits Juan, who passes out. The guards take him into cell 211, which is empty, to try and revive him. But a riot breaks out at the high security area, the one that houses the most dangerous inmates. Juan's colleagues run away, leaving him stranded. When he wakes up in the cell he takes stock of the situation: if he wants to save his life, he must pretend to be a prisoner.

  • cast

    • Alberto Ammann (Juan Oliver)
    • Luis Tosar (Malamadre)
    • Antonio Resines (Utrilla)
  • crew

    • Screenplay
    • Daniel Monzon
    • Jorge Guericaechevarr√†¬≠a
    • Producers
    • Emma Lustres
    • Borja Pena
    • Juan Gordon
    • Elena Manrique
    • Cinematography
    • Carles Gusi
    • Editing
    • Cristina Pastor

awards & nominations

  • Venice 2009 - Venice Days
  • Toronto 2009 - Contemporary World Cinema


screenings in festivals & markets