Hello everybody!

Welcome to my “prison” of films. I am a French student in Audiovisual Production, and I love to watch movies and review them. One day, I realized that I was particularly attracted to prison movies, and I tried to know why.

I discovered an interest in prison policy and defense of the prisoners’ rights. I joined the OIP (Observatoire international des prisons), a French association which seeks to inform on prison conditions and defend the rights of the prisoners. During the summer 2016, I volunteered for the OIP to make over of people.

Then I have created Movies behind bars in 2017 in order to share my interest for the prison world and my passion for cinema. I think that cinematic art is a good way to show how prison world can be hard.

If you are not familiar with prison issue or prison films, I explain what is a prison movie and why do we watch prison movies. On my blog, you will find different “cells” : adventure, comedy, documentary, exploitation, historical and social. I also try to define the genre through the category “About the genre“.

For the film reviews, I have established a rating system which reflects my overall opinion of the film:

Capture d_écran 2017-03-14 à 22.27.59   What a masterpiece!Capture d_écran 2017-03-14 à 22.24.21   Very good filmCapture d_écran 2017-03-14 à 22.24.35Not too badCapture d_écran 2017-03-14 à 22.24.52 Not very goodCapture d_écran 2017-05-10 à 12.33.46  What a bad film!

I wish you a pleasant visit!

Lucas, the blogkeeper

P.S.: Be careful not to get locked up behind my bars…