Starred Up

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  106 min.
Release year:  2014

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Cast: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Sam Spruell, Anthony Welsh, David Ajala, Peter Ferdinando, Raphael Sowole, Gilly Gilchrist

Synopsis

Troubled teenager Eric (Jack O'Connell) is transferred to an adult prison, which only serves to amplify his explosive temper and violence behavior. When he makes a weapon to use against the older inmates and is involved in a violent incident, Eric comes to the attention of Oliver, the resident prison counselor.

Eric reluctantly agrees to take part in Oliver's therapy sessions. Concerned that Eric may need more assistance to navigate the prison's complex webs of alliances and aggressive racial prejudices, Neville (Ben Mendelsohn), a fellow inmate, is called upon to keep him in line. It turns out that Nev is Eric's father, whom he's only seen sporadically over the past 12 years, and who is one of the reasons for Eric's violent ways.

Director: David Mackenzie
Studio: Tribeca Film
Producer(s): Gillian Berrie, Brian Coffey
Screenplay: Jonathan Asser

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