#43: Celda 211 (2009)

“The 2012 Movie challenge . To watch at least 150 movies during this year.”
Movie #43 – 20 February 2012
Celda 211 (Spain – 2009) Directed by Daniel Monzón

Inspired by an Argentinian television series, ‘Celda 211’ (Cell 211), despite the enthusiastic reception at some 2009/2010 Film Festivals around the world, and the many awards at home, is not exactly, what we could call, masterpiece. The photography and editing – admittedly – are really good and exciting but the script is pretty weak, too full of ingenuity and stereotypes (the ‘criminals’ who are ultimately more ‘honest’ of real honest and the naive ‘Soldier Blue’ who finds out from the inside the horrors of power, etc.). Some parts of the plot are week: the pregnant wife? Did it seem plausible? No, I didn’t think so. Hollywood remake is on its way. Brace yourself

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