Harsh prison drama about the difficult relationship between a father and son both locked up in the same British prison. Both prisoners and guards try to survive this merciless environment. Violent, heartbreaking and captivating.
'Starred Up' is the controversial British measure of transferring extreme delinquents to adult prisons before they turn 21. 19-year-old Eric (Jack O'Connell) is one such youth. He ends up in the same prison as his father Neville. A volunteer therapist invites Eric to attend a self-help group and he gradually regains hope for the future.
Starred Up focuses on a father and son's dysfunctional relationship and their eventual reconciliation. With an emotionally compelling script, top-draw performances from the actors and sure-footed direction, Mackenzie gives a whole new dimension to the prison drama. This has already resulted in worldwide success.