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Carandiru (2003)

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Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »

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Hector Babenco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos ... Médico - Physician
Milton Gonçalves ... Chico
Ivan de Almeida Ivan de Almeida ... Nego Preto - Ebony
Ailton Graça Ailton Graça ... Majestade
Maria Luísa Mendonça ... Dalva
Aida Leiner ... Rosirene (as Aída Leiner)
Rodrigo Santoro ... Lady Di
Gero Camilo Gero Camilo ... Sem Chance - No Way
Lázaro Ramos ... Ezequiel
Caio Blat ... Deusdete
Wagner Moura ... Zico
Julia Ianina ... Francineide
Sabrina Greve Sabrina Greve ... Catarina
Floriano Peixoto ... Antônio Carlos
Ricardo Blat Ricardo Blat ... Claudiomiro
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Storyline

Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience and mainly stories the tragic stories of hideous crimes which landed scum there and passionate dramas adding otherwise decent people. Just when he believes to leave the prisoners happy with a soccer tournament, a silly clothing line argument kick-starts a politically opportune revolt repression. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

Aqui dentro ninguém é culpado. Você acredita nisso? (Inside here nobody is guilty. Do you believe that?)

Genres:

Drama | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence/carnage, language, sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Brazil | Argentina | Italy

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

11 April 2003 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Carandiru - A börtönlázadás See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

BRL 12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,977,227 (Brazil), 11 April 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,945, 16 May 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$213,954, 15 August 2004
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The real Carandiru prison was demolished in 2002, it will be transformed into a park with arts facilities. One block (#2) was left intact to be used as a museum. The film was the last thing they used the prison before demolishing 90% of it. See more »

Goofs

The inmate kissing the posterior of Rita Cadillac during her performance is wearing a jersey for the Carolina Panthers, an American (NFL) Football team. That franchise hadn't even been granted yet in 1992 and thus didn't have a name, logo, or uniform design. See more »

Quotes

Lady Di: I've come to take the test.
Médico - Physician: Please, take a seat. First, I'd like to ask you a few questions, Lady Di.
Lady Di: I've seen this movie before, doctor. I've never needed a blood transfusion and I never pierce my veins. The only drug I use is a joint now and then... when I watch TV or for a little romance.
Médico - Physician: And partners, how many?
Lady Di: Oh, about 2000.
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Connections

Version of Carandiru, Outras Histórias (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Rap du Bom
Written by Rappin' Hood (as Rappin Hood)
Performed by Rappin' Hood (as Rappin Hood) featuring S-Dee (Ritmologia) and Natanael Valêncio
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Funny, honest, human, wonderful movie.
31 December 2004 | by fromthesecondplanetSee all my reviews

Brazil is a country of contrasts, and this movie show that perfectly. The same person that can kill somebody without thinking it twice can be nice and gentle at very the next moment. Been in Brazil has this feeling, you may expect violence and danger, but you may get 99% of the time generosity and happiness. An, well, when you put 8000 man in the space of 4000, and they manage to create a micro-universe with there own rules, that works better than the world outside, it just can be in Brazil. Plenty of humor, humanity and honestly, this movie is superior to City Of God, just because it has a positive, optimist message regarding that'111 or so prisoners died in the 1990s' as Alexdffy point out above, showing a lot of respect for human life. Wightly recommended for open minds, that can see the person beyond the criminal...and not criminal to.


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