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Locked Up (2004)

Gefangen (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 26 May 2005 (Germany)
Dennis is a new inmate. Mike is an older black inmate. Together the two face hostile prison officals and inmates in their attempts to become a loving couple.


Jörg Andreas


Jörg Andreas (story)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcel Schlutt ... Dennis
Mike Sale Mike Sale ... Mike
Ralph Steel Ralph Steel ... Lutz (as Ralf Steel)
David Parik David Parik ... Kevin (as David Parstein)
Pedro Sobisch Pedro Sobisch ... Director
Ulrike Schirm Ulrike Schirm ... Mother
Michael Busch Michael Busch ... Guard Müller
Andreas Bernhardt Andreas Bernhardt ... Guard Schmidt
Chris Holland Chris Holland ... Hermann, Lutz's Gang
Erik Lenn Erik Lenn ... Rico, Lutz's Gang
Daniel Mitic Daniel Mitic ... Ivo, Lutz's Gang
Mike Power Mike Power ... Mike's Buddy, Card Player #1
Mats Riem Mats Riem ... Mike's Buddy, Card Player #2
Marc Lindinger Marc Lindinger ... Police Officer / Guard #2
Lorenz Michel Lorenz Michel ... Guard #1


In Germany, twenty-something Dennis Tormann is serving a two-year prison sentence for credit card fraud. This term is his first ever behind bars. He is placed in one of the toughest cell blocks ruled by an inmate named Lutz, from who he tries to stay clear. Among other things, Lutz, supported by one of the guards named Muller, deals in drugs. Kevin Letarski, a young, slight inmate who is Lutz's whipping boy, befriends Dennis and tries to show him the ropes of prison life in their block. Although inexperienced with men, Dennis is attracted to Mike, a black American inmate in another cell block who is half way through his fifteen year sentence for murder. The attraction is mutual, and the two begin a relationship. Despite knowing that Muller, Lutz and his thugs do not like this relationship as it keeps Dennis out of their sight, Mike and Dennis, with Kevin's help, do whatever they can to spend time together while staying clear of Lutz's sadistic ways. Ultimately, Dennis has to decide ... Written by Huggo

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Love behind bars.


Crime | Drama | Romance


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Alternate Versions

The original running time of Eingelocht is 95m 53s, a hardcore adult film. The UK DVD release, titled Gefangen: Locked Up, was cut by the distributor (TLA Releasing) to 92m 21s, to apply for a rating of 18 by the British Board of Film Certification, and prevent an R18, that would have limited sales to licensed sex shops only. (*SPOILERS*) Cuts include sight of woman being raped with a fist, implication of man being urinated on, and male masturbation and ejaculation. This DVD version also changed some scenes, including a different ending. See more »


References Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953) See more »

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Interesting, but not well executed
11 July 2005 | by HermesPanSee all my reviews

Not really knowing anything about this movie other than the summary, I went into watching it without any expectation or prejudice. While the subject matter certainly could be interesting, the storyline and directing really left much to be desired. I even think the character played by Marcel Schlutt (who is a total hottie) has some acting potential, but that is unfortunately not exploited by the film's director. There are too many awkward moments in which nothing is happening, and the characters are quite wooden and quite lackluster. Unlike the other post here, I felt that the English translations, while at times good for colloquialisms, left a bit to be desired.

On the other hand, I did think the idea of using real sex scenes is a novel concept, and certainly made for more convincing 'acting'. I wish the reality of the sex moments could have been translated to other parts of the film (or at least make the sex scenes longer :) It certainly doesn't come across as a 'porn film' other than the quality of the (non sexual) acting at times.

I can't say I recommend this as a need to watch, but if you just can't find anything else to put in your netflix cue, it might be entertaining, at least from certain angles.

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Release Date:

26 May 2005 (Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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CAZZO Film Berlin See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Dolby 2.0)



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1.78 : 1
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