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by Belén Macías


A story about women, about female inmates, excluded from life. It is the story of Isa, a caustic yet generous thief unable to adapt to life outside prison, and her friends. Dolores, a blonde gypsy who killed her husband; Rosa, a tender fragile prostitute; Ajo, in love with Pilar, who lives her love to unbearable limits; Luisa, a naive Colombian surprised by an environment she doesn’t understand... The arrival of Mar, a prison worker who doesn’t adjust to the rules of the institution, embarks the women on a journey towards freedom. With the help of Adela, the prison director, they create Módulo 4, the theatre group that will provide them with the energy they need to cope with life’s hard knocks.

original title: El patio de mi cárcel
country: Spain
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Belén Macías
film run: 99'
release date: ES 26/09/2008
screenplay: Belén Macías, Arantxa Cuesta, Elena Cánovas
cast: Candela Peña, Verónica Echegui, Ana Wagener, Blanca Portillo, Patricia Reyes Spíndola
cinematography by: Joaquín Manchado
film editing: Alejandro Lázaro
music: Juan Pablo Compaired
producer: Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García
production: El Deseo, Warner Bros.
distributor: Warner Bros.
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