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Starred Up DVD

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In STARRED UP, Jack O'Connell gives a star-making performance as 19 year-old Eric Love, a violent and troubled teenager making the difficult transition from a young offenders' institute to adult prison.

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play David Mackenzie’s ‘Starred Up’ stars Jack O’Connell as a troubled and explosively violent teenager transferred to adult prison where he finally meets his match – a man who also happens to be his father Eric (Jack O’Connell) is a violent young offender prematurely thrown into the dark world of an adult prison As he struggles to assert himself against the prison officers and the other inmates he has to confront his own father Nev (Ben Mendelsohn); a man who has spent most of his life in jail As Eric forges allegiances with other prisoners he learns that his rage can be overcome and discovers the new rules of survival But there are forces at work which threaten to destroy him

David MacKenzie directs this British drama in which a troubled teenager and his father bond in the unusual surroundings of a prison. 19-year-old Eric (Jack O'Connell) has had an extremely difficult childhood. Taken into care after the death of his mother and the sentencing of his father (Ben Mendelsohn), Eric's subsequent struggles with authority are highlighted by the fact that he has been 'starred up' from juvenile prison to the real thing, despite his tender years. Eric is happy with the outcome, though, as it gives him a chance to reconnect with his father and to demonstrate his toughness. However, with certain prison wardens not averse to using extreme violence to enforce order and protect others, Eric may have to tread carefully and pay attention to the calming words of his father if he is to make it out of the facility in one piece.

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