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Film Show: Celda 211 (Prison Cell 211) (2009)
Date: 8 March 2011 

The Spanish Programme, Hispanic Month at HKU 2011 has the pleasure of presenting you the Film Festival:

Film#1: CELDA 211 (Prison Cell 211) (2009)

Country: Spain

Director: Daniel Monzón. Winner of 8 Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars)

Date: 8th March, 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00 pm            
Venue: MB103, Main Building

In order to make a good impression at his new job as a prison warden, Juan Oliver visits the facility on the day before he’s supposed to start, to get a tour and introduce himself to his new colleagues. Wrong time and place, as Juan becomes injured when a piece of wall comes tumbling down the ramshackle building. His soon-to-be colleagues put him to rest in the empty cell 211, but before they can return with medical support, there’s the outbreak of a severe prison riot. The uprising, initiated & led by the charismatic and fierce Malamadre is aimed at the media in order to make the malpractices within the prison walls public and all convicts entrenched themselves in the cell block where they keep the heaviest cases. Juan awakens amidst the mad-raving convicts with his anonymity as his sole advantage. He pretends to be a new inmate arrival, sentenced for murder in the first degree, and wins the sympathy of Malamadre.

All are welcome!

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Rocío Blasco García ( or Ms. Cice Chan (

Thank you and hope to see you soon.

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