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Carandiru 2003

  • Hector Babenco
  • March 21, 2003
  • 148 mins
  • Portuguese
  • Drama
Film based on real life experiences of doctor Drauzio Varella inside dreadful State penitentiary Carandiru, in São Paulo, Brazil, while he was doing a social work of Aids prevention. There he found hundreds of convicts living under degrading conditions. The situation came to a climax in 1992, when in order to smother a rebellion, police force killed 111 men.


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