How long has it been since you saw a good “women in prison” movie? If it’s been too long, you can remedy that by watching Oren Shai’s CONDEMNED. It’s a short film with only four characters, but it’s very well-made and made me want a feature version, complete with all the back-story and more about what happens to Prisoner #1031 (Margaret Anne Florence). The performances are good, the production values are top-notch (the movie is very well-photographed), and the music is great. Plus you get vintage paperbacks and some fine noir dialogue.
CONDEMNED is available on-line several places, but the main page for it is here. Do yourself a favor and check this one out if you haven’t seen it already. Highly recommended.
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