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Cell 211 (2009) More at IMDbPro »Celda 211 (original title)

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Cell 211 -- The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.

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Director:
Writers:
Jorge Guerricaechevarría (adaptation)
Daniel Monzón (adaptation)
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Release Date:
6 November 2009 (Spain) See more »
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Plot:
The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
29 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Excellent and fiercely tense prison film See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Luis Tosar ... Malamadre

Alberto Ammann ... Juan Oliver
Antonio Resines ... José Utrilla
Manuel Morón ... Ernesto Almansa

Carlos Bardem ... Apache

Marta Etura ... Elena
Luis Zahera ... Releches
Fernando Soto ... Armando Nieto
Vicente Romero ... Tachuela
Manolo Solo ... Director cárcel
Patxi Bisquert ... Jon Arteaga 'Potolo'
Josean Bengoetxea ... Antxon Elorza 'El Profesor'
Anartz Zuazua ... Asier Urruticoechea 'El Txiqui'
Miguel Martín ... Pincho
Félix Cubero ... Germán
David Selvas ... Ernesto Dueñas
Ricardo de Barreiro ... Julián
Antonio Durán 'Morris' ... Borrego
Jesús Carroza ... Elvis
Suso Lista ... Pitufo
Juanma Hernández ... Rafa
Jesús del Caso ... Médico (as Jesus Del Caso)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramiro Alonso ... Geo ordenador
Roberto Beltran ... Geo Reja
Hugo Calvo ... Familiar Que Grita
Belen Cruz ... Portavoz PNV
Pedro De Parla ... El Botas
Alejandro Espesp ... El Santo
Xavier Estévez ... Jefe Geos
Santiago Fernandez ... Familiar Ambulancia
Conrado Garcia ... Conrado
Fernando Garcia ... Funcionario Despacho
Jorge Gomez ... Funcionario Vigilancia 2
Juan Carlos Lopez ... El Mosca
Juan Luis Lorenzo ... Birras
Luna ... Morao
Juan Carlos Mangas ... Calígula
Agustin Manjon ... Guardia Parking
Antonio Mora ... Funcionario Vigilancia 1
Fernando Otero ... Montxo
Pico ... Conejo
Hilario Pino ... Presentador Informativo
Pedro Piqueras ... Presentador TV
Israel Salazar ... Gitano
Pedro Salazar ... Muñeco
Jorge Salvador ... Familiar Rejas
Javier Semprum ... Bailarin
Marian Varela ... Locutora
José Ignacio Álvarez ... Jefe Antidisturbios (as Ignacio Alvarez)

Directed by
Daniel Monzón 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jorge Guerricaechevarría  adaptation
Daniel Monzón  adaptation
Francisco Pérez Gandul  novel

Produced by
Álvaro Augustín .... producer
Pilar Benito .... executive producer
Priscilla Bertin .... supervising producer: France
Vérane Frédiani .... co-producer
Juan Gordon .... producer
Emma Lustres .... executive producer
Emma Lustres .... producer
Elena Manrique .... executive producer
Borja Pena .... executive producer
Borja Pena .... producer
Franck Ribière .... co-producer
Javier Ugarte .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Roque Baños 
 
Cinematography by
Carles Gusi 
 
Film Editing by
Cristina Pastor  (as Mapa Pastor)
 
Casting by
Eva Leira 
Yolanda Serrano 
 
Art Direction by
Antón Laguna 
 
Costume Design by
Montse Sancho 
 
Makeup Department
Elena Castro León .... assistant makeup artist
Raquel Fidalgo .... makeup artist
María Illobre .... assistant makeup artist
David Martí .... special makeup effects supervisor
Montse Ribé .... special makeup effects supervisor
Inés Rodríguez .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Alicia Tellería .... production manager
Alberto Tomé .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sergio Francisco .... assistant director
Estíbaliz García .... second assistant director
Falele Ygueravide .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Eduardo del Castillo .... assistant props
Veronica Gutierrez Gomez .... assistant painter
Serafín González .... assistant art director
Sergio Kolomiyets .... assistant props
Oscar Troitiño .... painter
 
Sound Department
Tamara Arévalo .... sound assistant
Tamara Arévalo .... sound
Miguel Barbosa .... dubbing technician: gallego
Sergio Bürmann .... sound
Manuel Corrales .... sound effects editor
Carlos Faruolo .... supervising sound editor
Jaime Fernández .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlos García .... dub recordist
Carlos García .... foley assistant
Patrick Ghislain .... foley mixer
Javier Losantos .... adr recordist
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
Óscar Segovia .... boom operator
Diego S. Staub .... re-recording mix assistant
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
 
Special Effects by
Maxime Boquier .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX Crew
David Campos .... special effects technician
Joaquín Dorado .... special effects technician
Carmen Martín .... special effects technician
Jordi Morera .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX Crew
Pablo Perona Navarro .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX Crew
Juan Serrano .... special effcts technician: DDT-sfx
 
Visual Effects by
Bahar Cetin .... digital compositor
Aníbal del Busto .... digital compositor
David Esteve .... digital compositor
Pablo Hernández-Meléndez .... senior cgi artist
Guillermo Orbe .... visual effects
Iñigo Remacha .... digital intermediate editor
Thorsten Rienth .... digital compositor
Thorsten Rienth .... matte painter
Raúl Romanillos .... visual effects
Rubén Sanz .... visual effects technical director
 
Stunts
Óscar Barrios .... stunts
Christian Caparrós .... stunts
Pablo Casillas .... stunt performer
David Cremades .... stunts
Jorge Gil García .... stunts
Juan A. López .... stunts
Fernando Martín Maestas .... stunts (as Fernando Martín)
Juan Diego Montoya .... stunts (as Juan Montoya)
Bruno Muñoz .... stunts
Gonzalo Rodríguez .... assistant stunt coordinator
David Rojas .... stunts
José Ignacio Álvarez .... stunt coordinator (as Ignacio Álvarez)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfredo Arcos .... electrician
Pedro F. Fernandez .... digital imaging technician
Pedro F. Fernandez .... technician: digital camera
Gonzalo Fernández .... electrician
José Luis Gómez .... gaffer
José Haro .... still photographer
Guillem Huertas .... first assistant camera
Purificación Jiménez .... camera trainee
Eusebio López Cano .... key grip
Ricky Morgade .... second unit: operator
Manuel Núñez .... electrician
Pilar Redal .... second unit: assistant camera
Pau Reig .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Pau Reig Sala)
 
Casting Department
Beatriz Bartolomé .... casting assistant
Verónica Conejo .... extras casting
Leticia Criado .... extras casting
Cristina Monzón .... extras casting
Mamen Moya .... extras casting
Pilar Moya .... extras casting assistant
Bárbara Rodríguez .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David González .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Chema Alba .... colorist
Pascale Dillemann .... post-production assistant
Laurent Dufreche .... assistant editor
Cristina Laguna .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Nicolás Almagro .... music engineer
Nicolás Almagro .... music mixer
Roque Baños .... music producer
Ginés Carrión .... music copyist
Tessy Díez .... music producer
Juan José Guillén .... musician
 
Other crew
Olga Blázquez .... production secretary
Marisa Castelo .... legal advisor
Pascale Dillemann .... press and festival coordinator
Cristóbal García .... business affairs
Jan García .... business affairs
María Guerra .... script supervisor
Juan José Iglesia .... runner
Daniel Jiménez .... runner
Eva León .... production secretary
Jaime Ortiz de Artiñano .... business affairs
Javier Rubio .... making-of
Manu Sanabria .... making-of
Manel Vicaria .... press
 
Thanks
Sandra Hermida .... the director wishes to thank
Rubén Ochandiano .... the director wishes to thank
Hilario Pino .... special thanks
Pedro Piqueras .... special thanks
Luis Ángel Puente .... dedicatee
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Celda 211" - Spain (original title)
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Runtime:
113 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Juan José Ballesta auditioned several times for a role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the minister is heading to the prison, the car he is driven in is shown as an Audi A6 (1997) from the front, when arriving to the prison the car is shown from behind, but this is an Audi A8 (2005) model.See more »
Quotes:
Malamadre:Where did you come from?
Juan Oliver:From 211.
Malamadre:That cell was empty.
Juan Oliver:Not anymore.
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Movie Connections:
References Battle in Seattle (2007)See more »

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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Excellent and fiercely tense prison film, 18 July 2011
Author: Corpus_Vile from Dublin, Ireland

Concerning a rookie guard who must pose as a prisoner once a full scale riot breaks out, Cell 211 is an absolute gem.

Fiercely tense with a cracking pace, an edgy sense of urgency and some ugly scenes of brutality, it's also got some great and believable performances as well as some rather poignant scenes, as bonds are made between prisoners and our protagonist gets to see things from their perspective.

Yet the last thing Cell 211 is is generic. It has some refreshingly genuine left field unexpected twists and developments that keep you pretty much hooked, from its attention grabbing opening scene to its blistering conclusion. It also does a great job of keeping you in suspense as to whether or not our protagonist will be discovered, with the viewer left under no illusions what will happen to him if he is.

It's also got some very decent production values and mercifully refrains from that awful jump cut editing during the more chaotic prison scenes.

But best of all is its sheer unpredictability as trust me- after the hour mark, you really won't be sure how things are gonna turn out and will be hooked all the more.

Overall a great film and highly highly recommended. See it now, you'll be glad you did. 9/10, Sheer class from Spain.

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