Reims Polar
4th thriller film festival

Prison 77

Alberto Rodríguez

Hors Compétition

Spain, 1977. At the end of Francoism, the country is experiencing one of the most important moments of freedom in its history. But the democratic transition does not change anything in the prisons. Manuel, a young accountant, faces a sentence of 6 to 8 years for embezzlement, a punishment disproportionate to the crime committed. Soon, together with his cellmate Pino, he joins COPEL, a prisoners’ association that fights for the rights of common law prisoners and for amnesty.


  • Director
    Alberto Rodríguez
  • Production
    José Antonio Félez, Domingo Corral, Gervasio Iglesias & Alberto Félez
  • Script
    Rafael Cobos & Alberto Rodríguez
  • Cinematography
    Alex Catalan
  • Editing
    José M. G. Moyano
  • Music
    Julio de la Rosa


  • Miguel Herrán
  • Javier Gutiérrez
  • Jesús Carroza
  • Fernando Tejero
  • Catalina Sopelana
  • Xavi Sáez


  • Origin
  • Year
  • Duration
  • Language
    Spanish with French Subtitles


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Alberto Rodríguez

Born in 1971 in Seville, Spain, he is a director and screenwriter mostly known for his films 7 Virgins (2005) and Unit 7 (2015). 7 Virgins was nominated for the Spanish Goyas as Best Picture, Best Director and Original Screenplay and rewarded for Best Performance by an Actor at San Sebastián. His sixth feature, Marshland, won the Critics’ Prize and the Police Prize at the Beaune Thriller Film Festival 2014 and ten Goyas, including the Best Picture Award. Prison 77 is his eighth feature film.


  • 2022
    Prison 77
  • 2016
    Smoke & Mirrors
  • 2014
  • 2012
    Unit 7
  • 2009
  • 2005
    7 Virgins
  • 2002
    The Suit
  • 2000
    The Pilgrim Factor

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