Condition Red
Filmfest 2004

A Philadelphia prison guard with an attitude, just transferred to the women's side because of his history of violence to prisoners, is seduced by sexy inmate Gidell, a singer taking the rap for her sleazy, money-laundering ‘ex-boyfriend’. When Gidell tells him she is pregnant, he helps her escape, only to find the boyfriend waiting to kill him. Mika’s variation on “Carmen”. Shot in only 25 days, mostly in Holmesberg Prison, Philadelphia.

tags: Feature film

Cast: James Russo, Cynda Williams, Paul Calderon, Victor Argo


Director: Mika Kaurismäki