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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.

  1. Hector Babenco

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Fernando Bonassi


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Status Released

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  • March 21, 2003
    R, Theatrical

Original Language Portuguese

Runtime 2h 28m

Budget $3,684,600.00

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