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Prison 77
Special Presentation

Prison 77

Modelo 77

A five-time Goya Award-winner and Spanish box office hit, Prison 77 is an intense thriller from acclaimed director Alberto Rodríguez (Marshland SPA15) starring Javier Gutiérrez (Champions SPA19, The Daughter SPA22) and Miguel Herrán (Money Heist, Elite). 

Barcelona, 1977 during the transition to democracy. Manuel (Herrán), is a young accountant imprisoned and awaiting trial. He faces an extensive sentence, disproportionate to the crime of embezzling the equivalent of 1,200 Euros. 

Aided by his cellmate Pino (Javier Gutiérrez), Manuel joins forces with a collective fighting for the rights of prisoners. Together they create a movement that will unite all prisons in the fight for freedom and change prison laws and society forever. 

A rich time capsule inspired by true events, Prison 77 is a powerful dive into the Spanish penitentiary system, during a turbulent moment of newfound freedom at the end of the dictatorship. Filmed in the legendary Modelo prison in Barcelona, this tale of friendship, solidarity and freedom is one not to miss.

2022125 minDrama, Mystery, ThrillerSpain
Director: Alberto Rodríguez
Cast: Miguel Herrán, Javier Gutiérrez, Jesús Carroza, Víctor Castilla, Catalina Sopelana
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Australian Premiere
Potent scenes and a fistful of powerful performances.


x5 including Best Costume Design, Goya Awards 2023
Audience Award, Best Original Score, Días de Cine Awards 2023
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2022