WHO’S IN IT?
Jack O’Connell (Harry Brown), Rupert Friend (The Kid), Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond The Pines), Sam Spruell (The Hurt Locker), David Ajala (The Dark Knight), Peter Ferdinando (A Field In England), Sian Breckin (Tyrannosaur), Anthony Welsh (My Brother The Devil), David Avery (The Inbetweeners Movie), Gershwyn Eustache Jnr (Fat Cat)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
David Mackenzie (Young Adam), director; Jonathan Asser (film debut), writer; Gillian Berrie (You Instead), producer; Michael McDonough (Winter’s Bone), cinematographer; Nick Emerson (Good Vibrations) and Jake Roberts (Perfect Sense), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Troubled teenager Eric (O’Connell) is transferred to an adult prison to serve time. But when his explosive temper and tendency for violence proves to be an asset for the prison guards, including therapist Oliver (Friend), fellow inmate Neville (Mendelsohn) is recruited to keep him in line. Turns out, however, that Neville is Eric’s distant father and quite possibly the reason for his aggressive personality…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Starred Up is an emotional father-son story behind bars which, like Shawshank Redemption and others before it, should become a classic prison drama in the near future.