Daniel Monzon, Spain, 2009, 113 min.
A new prison guard is being given a tour of the facilities. An accident happens, a riot occurs, and he makes a split-second decision to pretend he is a prisoner in order to stay alive.
So begins a series of choices that the main character is faced with, and which the audience eagerly awaits the outcome of. This film is fast, tense, turn of the screw storytelling. The characters and story are beleivable, but not predictable. That is a rarity, and elevates this film into something more than just your standard prison/action/drama.
This film wins the award “Best Story Set-up” for kicking off an ingenious plot that is filled with many opportunities.