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Carandiru / Sony Pictures Classics e HB Filmes em associaçao Columbia TriStar do Brasil, Globo Filmes, BR Petrobrás apresentam ; produzido e dirigido por Hector Babenco ; roteiro, Victor Navas, Fernando Bonassi, Hector Babenco.

Format Video (DVD)
Publication InfoCulver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, ©2004.
Description1 videodisc (145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorBabenco, Hector.
Other author/creatorVasconcelos, Luiz Carlos.
Other author/creatorGonçalves, Milton, 1933-
Other author/creatorSantoro, Rodrigo, 1975-
Other author/creatorMendonça, María Luisa, 1970-
Other author/creatorBlat, Caio, 1980-
Other author/creatorCamilo, Gero, 1970-
Other author/creatorCarvalho, Walter.
Other author/creatorAbujamra, André.
Other author/creatorVarella, Drauzio, 1943- Estaçao Carandiru.
Other author/creatorSony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Other author/creatorHB Filmes.
Other author/creatorColumbia TriStar do Brasil.
Other author/creatorGlobo Filmes (Firm)
Other author/creatorBR Petrobrás (Firm)
Other author/creatorColumbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Abstract Set in São Paulo's House of Detention, locally known as Carandiru. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circulation of drugs, the doctor comes to realize the internal power structure among the prisoners. Narratives develop, including the attempted murder of Dagger, the solitary confinement of Chico, and the romance between Lady Di and Too Bad. The doctor eventually begins to see the prisoners as survivors. Culminates with a violent conclusion: a dramatization of the October 2, 1992 prison riot known as the Carandiru Massacre, in which 111 prisoners are killed.
General noteOriginally released as a motion picture in 2003.
General noteBased on the book: Estaçao Carandiru / by Drauzio Varella.
General noteSpecial features: optional audio commentary by the director; seven deleted scenes; 32 min. documentary about making the film; historical footage on the Penitentiary (7 min.) and Carandiru's destruction (2 min.).
CreditsDirector of photography, Walter Carvalho ; editor, Mauro Alice ; original music, André Abujamra ; production designer, Clóvis Bueno.
Cast Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Milton Gonçalves, Rodrigo Santoro, María Luisa Mendonça, Caio Blat, Gero Camilo.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for strong bloody violence/carnage, language, sexuality and drug use.
Technical detailsDVD.
LanguageIn Portuguese with optional English, French, Chinese, Korean, or Thai subtitles.
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formPrison films.
Genre/formForeign films Brazil.
UPC 043396019430
Publisher number01943 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

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