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On the first day of his new job, prison officer Juan is knocked unconscious following an accident and placed in the supposed sanctuary of a prison cell to recover. He awakens to find himself in the midst of a full-scale prison riot, one at such a level it has garnered government interest, leaving him as the only authority remaining within the vicinity. His livelihood in danger, Juan decides to pose as one of the prisoners, and soon finds himself forming an unlikely alliance with the riot’s domineering leader, the feared and aggressively violent Malamdre.

Released back in 2009 in its native Spain before garnering a worldwide release two years later, Cell 211 won huge acclaim in its homeland, winning eight awards at the prestigious Goya Awards and is now on the verge of a Hollywood adaptation at the hands of Oscar winning director Paul Haggis. Screened at the Tyneside theatre as part of its Eurothrillers season in association with Northumbria University, this is a mesmerising and engrossing story about loyalty, corruption and codes that are more valuable and important than labels and uniforms.

Cell 211 comes to the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle on Sunday 8th February.

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