Carandiru

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Released 2003

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Carandiru

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Director:
Hector Babenco
Released:
2003
Rating:
R
A doctor (Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos) listens to inmates' stories as he tests them for HIV in a dangerously overcrowded Brazilian prison.

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Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Exudes a throbbing flesh-and-blood intensity so compelling that it's impossible to avert your eyes.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times

    Carandiru is Babenco's fourth film set inside some type of incarceration facility and meshes his documentary style and fondness for realism with the escapism of storytelling found ...

  • 60

    Variety Deborah Young

    A low-structure, high-involvement Brazilian free-for-all destined to take its place among hellish prison films, Carandiru plants a fist in the viewer's stomach.

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