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Carandiru, a story based on real facts and on the book written by the doctor Drauzio Varella, starts when he decides to carry out an AIDS prevention program inside Latin America’s largest prison: the Casa de Detenção de São Paulo, Carandiru, the victim of one of the darkest days in Brazilian History, when the State of São Paulo’s Military Police, with the excuse for law enforcement, shot to death 111 people.

  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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