Woodpeckers (2017)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Prison Film, Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 15, 2017 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - Dominican Republic  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Ben Schultz

A petty thief (Jean Jean) endures hardships and humiliations while serving time in a Dominican prison for stealing a motorcycle. Using a complex sign language called "woodpecking," he serves as a go-between for a violent inmate (Ramón Emilio Candelario) and the latter's girlfriend (Judith Rodriguez Perez) at a nearby women's prison. However, both the thief and the girlfriend's lives are endangered when they fall in love. José María Cabral wrote and directed this prison drama, which co-stars Carlota Carretero and Mario Nunez.

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criminal, prison, romance, sign-language, violence, women's-prison