The hells of a man guilty of murdering his wife in “Caged”

The hells of a man guilty of murdering his wife in "Caged"
Edi Gathegi in Caged (2021). Photo © 2020 Panic House Films LTD

They say sex and gender crimes are the most punished ones when in prison. For some reason, the biggest badass people convicted and jailed, and the so-called law-enforcing officers have their code of honor and a child or woman murderer will always be the worthless kind of inmate. And if there is a racial factor added to the equation things can get really tricky.

In Caged (2021), an affluent African American psychiatrist is sent to federal prison after being found guilty of murdering his wife, and then sent to solitary confinement – a victim of systemic racism. Isolated and fighting for an appeal, he slowly descends into madness, pushed to his breaking point by an abusive female guard hell bent on her own form of justice. Haunted by internal demons and his dead wife, he questions his own innocence and sanity, making his time in the S.H.U. a never-ending nightmare.

Aaron Fjellman has been the director of the movie, with a screenplay written by James ‘Doc’ Mason. Edi Gathegi, known for his participation in X-Men: First Class (2011) and The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), and Primetime Emmy Awards-nominated for comedy TV series Transparent (2014–2019), and also part of the cast of The Office (2005–2013) Melora Hardin form the main cast together with Angela Sarafyan, Tony Amendola, Robert R. Shafer, James Jagger, Chris Blasman, and Anzu Lawson.

Caged (2021) is scheduled to be available on-demand on the 26th of January 2021, and it will have a release on DVD on March 23, 2021. Here you can watch its trailer.

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