3 items from 2011
Teenage rebellion, exasperated parents, drugs, drink, sex, torture, violence and experimental filming techniques all combine to produce Lock-Up, the recent Spanish film that looks at parenting and the extreme lengths taken to discipline an unruly child. Released today on DVD, our review follows.
Luis (Adolfo Fernandez) is the single father of 16-year-old Fran (Marcel Borras), whose behaviour is bringing him to the edge of depression. As Fran starts to drink heavily, constantly get into trouble and take drugs, his behaviour begins to take a slippery slope into the depths of despondency. After attempting to confront Fran about his irrational and extreme behaviour, Luis decides that his son’s attitude and unwillingness to behave will force him to take severe measures. Discovering a teenage rehabilitation centre called C.I.M.C.A online, Luis is immediately ready to take their offer to re-educate his troubled and problematic son. Taken by force, »
- Stuart Cummins
To celebrate the DVD release of gritty thriller Lock Up (2010) we are giving away a copy to Three lucky winners. Being a teenager isn’t easy, but neither is being a parent and sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures. Luis (Adolfo Fernández) has reached braking point with his sixteen-year-old-son Fran (Marcel Borràs). Fran’s behaviour is starting to spiral out of control, he’s drinking, smoking dope and constantly getting into trouble. Something has to be done. In desperation, Luis makes a decision that will change both their lives forever.
- Daniel Green
Lock Up (Spanish: Cruzando el límite), 2010.
Directed by Xavi Giménez.
A troubled teen is admitted to a high-security rehabilitation centre in an attempt to curb his dangerously wayward behaviour.
What a week it has been for the common folk of England. A week of unprecedented social and political point-taking that has seen the streets implode into an almost post-apocalyptic parody of itself. One in which the disenfranchised youth run rule over their former “oppressors” - the adults. So how fatefully apt that I find myself handed the task of commenting on the Spanish title, Lock Up - a film which seems to echo the troubles of our nation currently. With a DVD containing subtitle impotence and a grasp of the language that spans little further than fast food snacks, I somehow managed to cultivate an understanding of events onscreen. »
3 items from 2011
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