In this electrifying ‘70s-set homoerotic prison drama set in Chile, Jaime, a narcissistic 20 year old, is sent to prison when he kills his best friend for seemingly no apparent reason (the reason why plays out as the film unfolds). Once inside he meets The Stallion, an older and respected prisoner in whom Jaime will find protection, loyalty, tenderness and even love. Behind bars, Jaime becomes The Prince, a desired figure who finds himself caught in a sexual and violent power struggle between The Stallion and his one time lover and prison rival, Che.
Based on a controversial cult novel, all the more so because it was written in a more conservative and repressive time in Chile, The Prince is a provocative and erotic powerhouse of a film.
Winner Queer Lion Best Film – Venice Film Festival 2019
This film contains sexually explicit material and some violence.