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Lock Up (2010)

Cruzando el límite (original title)
A father with problems to communicate with his son and to educate him decide to send the problematic child to a correctional center. The father can't imagine the type of education that this correctional center is going to give to his son.

Director:

Xavi Giménez
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marcel Borràs ... Fran
Ona Casamiquela Ona Casamiquela
Carlos Cuevas ... Dani
Cristina Dilla Cristina Dilla
Irene Escolar ... Nuria
Eduard Farelo ... Nando
Adolfo Fernández Adolfo Fernández ... Luis
Alba Ferrara ... Piluca
Elena Furiase Elena Furiase ... Sandra
Fernando Guillén Cuervo ... Óscar
Adam Jezierski Adam Jezierski ... Migue
Carlos Kaniowsky ... Ernesto
Anna Lluch Anna Lluch
Toni Martínez Toni Martínez
Maria Pau Pigem Maria Pau Pigem
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A father with problems to communicate with his son and to educate him decide to send the problematic child to a correctional center. The father can't imagine the type of education that this correctional center is going to give to his son.

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Drama

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Interesting Spanish film on the 'tough love' programme
31 January 2015 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Originally released in Spain as "Cruzando el límite", this is a film that caught my eye after watching 'Boot Camp', which deals with similar issues. Fran is one of those teenagers who seems to have gone 'off the rails' and to the casual, observer would be seen as a bit of a problem/pain or even a spoilt teen. He gets into the excesses of youth and drags his friends down with him - the bad company we have all been warned not to keep.

His lone parent, father is at his wits end and then hears about a programme that will save your child; this is called CIMCA, and for the bargain price of 40,000 per annum your little tike will return home 'cured'. So he has Fran abducted and Fran soon realises when he arrives at his new home that it is no picnic. He is inducted by his house 'Padre' who says this is not a boarding school - we leave that to the English. It is a system where success = reward and failure = punishment. But the lines between what is success and failure are often blurred.

This is actually a very well made film from first time director Xavi Gimenez - better known for his camera work on such films as 'Agora' and 'The Machinist'. The actors are all above par and there are some interesting techniques to camera. It also deals with an interesting subject area and does it more sympathetically and with more believability than the afore mentioned 'Boot Camp'. It would be nice to see some more productions from Senor Gimenez in the future.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 November 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$288,197
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2.35 : 1
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