When a corrections officer is transferred to the letter room, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a prisoner's deeply private life.

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Elvira Lind

Writer:

Elvira Lind
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Cast overview:
Oscar Isaac ... Richard
Alia Shawkat ... Rosita
Brian Petsos ... Cris
Tony Gillan Tony Gillan ... Don
Michael Hernandez Michael Hernandez
Eileen Galindo ... Irene
John Douglas Thompson ... Jackson
Kenneth Heaton ... Ray
Larry Smith Larry Smith ... Happy Birthday Singer
Guillermo Estrada Guillermo Estrada ... TV Personality
William Merrell William Merrell ... Inmate
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At last, Richard, a solitary and compassionate corrections officer with a heart of gold, has been promoted to Director of Prisoner Communications. As Richard quickly gets the hang of his new job as master of the letter room, scanning all the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the inmates for contraband, his lonely life becomes irrevocably complicated when he gets too involved in the private life of a death row inmate. Now, well-meaning Richard feels compelled to take action. But, we all need someone to love us. Are things always black and white? Written by Nick Riganas

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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TV-14
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Canto Abacua - 100%
Written by Rubén Blades (as Ruben Blades Bellido De Luna) [ASCAP]
Published by Ruben Blades Publishing [ASCAP]
Admin by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing
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A pleasant watch
29 January 2021 | by AmanBajpaiSee all my reviews

A beautiful short based on the life of a lonesome, corrections officer whose duty is to scan through letters written to inmates from their loved ones. The background music in very different and interesting. The short maintains a comedic tone underlying, which makes it quite likeable. It's shot so beautifully. And Oscar Issac is like always, a treat to watch on screen.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 March 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La habitación del correo See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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