OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS – Three juvenile delinquents arrive at a correctional center and are put under the care of an experienced guard. Dog Pound doesn’t hide its despair about the juvenile prison where its story takes place. From young French director, Kim Chapiron (who made 2006 film, Sheitan), this drama is a chilling walk through a training ground for violence and aggression, able to stand up on its own bare-boned terms to comparisons with Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet, Dog Pound follows the three young offenders with a camera that couldn’t be closer to the skin. Cinematographer Andre Chemetoff sustains that tactility throughout the film, so the cramped spaces are felt as much as seen. A Contemporary glimpse into how more than 60 percent of the 100,000 children locked away in juvenile detention centers across North America become repeat offenders.
BE WARNED THE CLIPS AND TRAILER CONTAIN VIOLENCE AND BAD LANGUAGE