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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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Release Date:
6 November 2009 (Spain) See more »
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 »
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  (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
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
Ibon Antuñano .... steadicam operator "a" camera
Alfredo Arcos .... electrician
Pedro F. Fernandez .... digital imaging technician
Pedro F. Fernandez .... technician: digital camera
Gonzalo Fernández .... electrician
José Luis Gómez .... gaffer
José Haro .... photographer: poster and publicity
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
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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113 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The movie is dedicated to 'Luis Ángel Puente', a fireman of the city of Zamora (Spain) where the film is located. He participated in the film and died rescuing two boys in the Duero river shortly after.See more »
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 »
Malamadre:Where did you come from?
Juan Oliver:From 211.
Malamadre:That cell was empty.
Juan Oliver:Not anymore.
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30 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
An intense experience!, 22 May 2011
Author: Bruno Youn from São Paulo, Brazil

Celda 211 has a very intriguing premise where the "soon to be a prison guard" Juan Oliver (Alberto Ammann) has to pretend being an inmate in order to survive all the chaos after the prisoners take over the facility. We feel that director Daniel Monzón is concerned in creating a nervous atmosphere during the whole film and he achieves that objective effectively. I found very interesting how a person could change her personality and reality in extreme situations. Differently from similar films in the prison break genre, this one had some nice twists and a great script. The director brilliantly captures the strange friendship between Juan and Malamadre, the leader of the rebellion, which is constantly developing.

As for the acting, it's impressive how Alberto Ammann portrays his character and you can really identify with him and all the emotions that emerges with his dangerous position. Luis Tosar, who plays Malamadre, also gives a fantastic performance as a disturbed, proud, threatening, but loyal to his friends prisoner. The rest of the cast does a tremendous job too!

In conclusion, Celda 211 is a creative and highly original film about the thin line between who really are the good and the bad guys in a prison territory with rebellion. I forgot to say it's also an action packed film until the end, which is very realistic. Supported by a terrific cast, solid direction and a great script, Celda 211 is an involving film that leaves us thinking about its moral values and deserved all the awards it got.

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