19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates—and his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past breaking point—Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist, who runs an anger management group for prisoners. Torn between gang politics, prison corruption, and a glimmer of something better, Eric finds himself in a fight for his own life, unsure if his own father is there to protect him or join in punishing him. Written by prison system therapist Jonathan Asser, STARRED UP is a merciless, uncompromising portrayal of a dehumanizing life behind bars.

Starred Up (18)

1h 42m

Director: David MacKenzie
Starring: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend

UK Release: Friday 21st March 2014

Starred Up - "The Group Kicks Off" Clip

Starred Up - "The Gym" Clip