Everyone Off to Jail

Todos a la cárcel (Everyone to Jail or Everyone Off to Jail) is a 1993 Spanish comedy film directed by Luis García Berlanga. The script was written by Berlanga with his son Jorge Berlanga. The plot takes place entirely in a prison in Valencia during the day of the inmate called Everyone to Jail (Todos a la cárcel), an event to reunite victims of the Francoist repression. A businessman tries to recover the 80 million pesetas that the administration owes him, the banker Cesar Muyagorri tries to obtain the freedom of his friend from Milan Tornicelli. The celebration gets complicated because some of those who were invited did not come and the death of father Rebolli and the welch shed of the participants and there is a prison riot. The banker manages to escape with the help of NATO security forces, but the businessman gives up his intention to claim what he is owed by the minister.

Todos a la cárcel
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLuis García Berlanga
Written byJorge Berlanga
Luis García Berlanga
StarringJosé Sazatornil
Juan Luis Galiardo
José Luis López Vázquez
Agustín González
Santiago Segura
Amparo Soler Leal
CinematographyAlfredo F. Mayo
Edited byMaría Elena Sáinz de Rozas
Rosario Sáinz de Rozas
Release date
  • 22 December 1993 (1993-12-22)
Running time
99 minutes



It won at the 1993 Goya Awards, 'Best Director',[1] 'Best Film'[2] and 'Best Sound'.


  1. "FILM OBITUARIES Luis Garcia Berlanga". The Daily Ttelegraph. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. Professor Eamonn Rodgers and Eamonn Rodgers (editors Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture, p. 58, at Google Books
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