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Cell 211

  • Cell 211 . Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Cell 211 . Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive



Feature film

Original title

Celda 211




Daniel Monzón

This film was the clear winner in the 2010 edition of the Goya Awards.

Juan is a prison warder who turns up at his new job one day before his official starting date to familiarise himself with his duties. While he is being shown around the prison a riot breaks out and Juan is trapped in the sector containing the most dangerous prisoners. Juan immediately pretends to be an inmate in order to survive the situation. However the development of events leaves him facing a paradoxical fate.

Technical specifications

Jorge Guerricaechevarría

Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines, Carlos Bardem, Marta Etura

Carles Gusi

Roque Baños

110 min.

Mestre Mateo award for best feature film (2009)
Goya Award for best film (2010)


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