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DVD Review: Lock-up – Think Dodgy Spanish Version Of Skins Mixed With A Clockwork Orange

5 September 2011 2:08 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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

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Competitions: 'Lock Up' DVD Giveaway *Closed*

24 August 2011 12:08 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

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.

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- Daniel Green

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