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A wrongly incarcerated lead character in a prison movie has been relieved to find out that, out of all the psychopaths in the high-security prison, he has been allocated to a cell with a gentle old guy who is willing to protect and mentor him for no reason.
Like many prison movies, the character is now lucky enough to have an instant support network that will enable him to both rise through the ranks of the criminal hierarchy, while also providing him with resources to help put forward an appeal against the unfounded charges that landed him in this scenario to begin with.
As it appears that a poorly explained gang-affiliated antagonist has already taking a disliking to the lead character, this immediate friendship could not have come soon enough.
Prison is a place in which people are physically confined and, usually, deprived of a range of personal freedoms as a result of criminal charges. This film genre, as a category focuses on characters whose narrative elements primarily are constructed from inside the walls of a prison.
In this particular film, the lead character now has access to a mobile phone, as well as protection against other prisoners – unfortunately, it appears he may have to get his hands slightly dirty and engage in further criminal activities such as smuggling drugs and fighting people.
“Don’t be like me” says the grandfatherly mentor figure, alluding to the fact that he may deserve to be in prison, despite being a nice guy.
“You don’t belong in here”