L.A. Premiere! FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS (EL MAL AJENO), 2010, Mod Producciones, 107 min. Dir. Oskar Santos. After a near fatal shooting, Diego (Eduardo Noriega), an emotionally distant doctor, discovers he mysteriously possesses the ability to heal with a touch of his hands. This ability proves life-affirming, but with unforeseen consequences for Diego and his patients. Screen Daily describes this beautifully executed film as "an intriguing emotional and psychological drama."
CELL 211 (CELDA 211), 2009, IFC Films, 113 min. Dir. Daniel Monzón. After an on-the-job accident that renders him unconscious, Juan Oliver (Alberto Ammann), a rookie prison guard, finds himself locked inside cell 211 during a prison riot. To ensure his survival, Juan masquerades as a new prisoner and finds himself under the wings of Malamadre, aka Bad Mother (Luis Tosar), the prison riot leader. "The film won eight Goya Awards, the Spanish Oscars, this year. It deserves them." – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times Trailer
Discussion between films with actor Eduardo Noriega (FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS).
Official Website: http://www.elmalajeno.com/
Added by AmericanCinematheque on October 12, 2010