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Cell 211

Cell 211

Daniel Monzόn’s strapping prison drama discovers humanity at the heart of chaos

Jubilantly anarchic: Luis Tosar in 'Cell 211'

A mean, muscular and unflinching display of concentrated brutality and shaved-down storytelling, the Spanish thriller Cell 211 is armed with the furious intensity of its caged environment and a chain of events which cascades like dominos over and beyond its prison walls. It’s an unlikely candidate for award-season acclaim, but Daniel Monzόn's film cheeringly arrives laden with Goyas - as if Spain’s strongest man had triumphed at a beauty pageant.

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