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Starred Up

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Starred Up

Certificate
18 Certificate
Title
101 Mins
Released
2013
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Packshot of Starred Up
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
101 Mins
Released
2013

Eric (Jack O'Connell) is volatile young offender who is thrown into the dangerous world of an adult prison. Eric responds to the situation with anger and violence, but is helped by a volunteer psychotherapist (Rupert Friend) who recognises Eric's potential. As Eric tries to survive behind the prison walls, he is forced to confront his father (Ben Mendelsohn) who is locked up inside with him. Very strong language, strong violence.

Cast & Connections

Cast

  • Jack O'Connell,
  • Ben Mendelsohn,
  • Rupert Friend,
  • David Ajala,
  • Sam Spruell,
  • Sian Breckin and
  • Peter Ferdinando

Director

  • David Mackenzie

Screenwriter

  • Jonathan Asser

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Did you know?

  • Before writing this film, Jonathan Asser was a psychotherapist who worked with prisoners for 12 years.
  • This film was nominated for eight British Independent Film Awards. Ben Mendelsohn went on to win the award for best supporting actor.
  • Rupert Friend, who plays Oliver, also starred in The Zero Theorem and the US TV series Homeland.

Box Office

U.K.
£1.50 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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