Director: David MacKenzie
Running time: 106 mins Released: 21st March 2014
About Starred Up
Volatile young man Eric (Jack O'Connell) has been in and out of young offenders' institutions for years, and despite being under 21 his many criminal escapades and history of violence finally land him in the high risk section of an adult prison. Eric has the dubious honour of being prematurely upgraded to adult offender status, or 'starred up.' He proves his toughness to the other inmates during a brutal fight and knows exactly how to make life difficult for the prison wardens. But for all his expertise and arrogance, one inmate makes Eric insecure and vulnerable: his father. Nev (Ben Mendelsohn) is an old hand at incarceration and although not as sprightly as he used to be he still terrifies Eric and rules the roost. Will being locked up together help affect a reconciliation?