Forget 'Prison Break' and 'The Green Mile' - this is life behind bars like you've never experienced it before. It's a world inhabited by memorable characters from beautiful young boys to hardened (sometimes literally), older men and a cat called Plato. 1970's Chile. Jaime (Juan Carlos Maldonado) is sent to prison after the murder of his best friend, 'The Gypsy'. Young and good looking, he catches the eye of 'The Stud', an older, respected man who soon stakes his claim. Under the protection of 'The Stud', Jaime is dubbed 'The Prince', sparking animosity amongst other inmates. When 'The Prince' finds himself drawn to another prisoner, he learns that his protection comes at a price. Finding himself at the centre of prison politics, 'The Prince' is caught in a war between love and loyalty that threatens to plunge the whole prison into chaos. The film has some intoxicating elements of homoerotic fantasy in its depiction of prison life hut the brutality and violence that the inmates endure is never underplayed.
Realistic portrayal of prison life
- The Prince review by WH
We enjoyed this movie. The acting was good- and although it was sent within the narrow confines of a Chilean prison- the momentum never flagged. The story is basically the day to day life of the prisoners and how they adapt to surviving in such an unforbidding and deprived place. They satisfy their needs in the only way possible- and it works. And believe it or not- they fall in love too - irrespective of their wives and families back home.
I would definitely recommend this movie to other members. Good film.
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