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Carandiru

4.1 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Luis Carlos Vasconcelos, Milton Goncalves
  • Directors: Hector Babenco
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Colour
  • Language: Italian, French, Portuguese
  • Subtitles: Italian, English, Arabic, French
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: CD
  • Run Time: 140.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0067VHR7K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 362,380 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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La prigione di Carandiru, a San Paolo, è la più grande dell'America latina. Un famoso medico deve condurre un programma di prevenzione contro l'aids in questo edificio sovraffollato e diroccato. Abituato alla medicina di alto livello, qui invece non può fidarsi che del suo istinto. Giorno dopo giorno conosce i detenuti, il loro mondo a parte, la loro umanità e voglia di vivere. Si guadagna il loro rispetto e conosce i loro segreti. Attraverso la sua esperienza conosciamo tutta la tragedia sociale che sconvolge il paese fino al 2 ottobre 1992, giorno in cui scoppia la rivolta che termina con un terribile massacro.

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The setting is grim, but Carandiru is easily one of Brazilian film-maker Hector Babenco's most living, thriving works, with scores of powerful performances and an engaging style underscoring the cathartic power of story-telling. Based on a bestselling novel, Carandiru concerns an oncologist (Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos) who treats patients at Sao Paulo's House of Detention, a terrible place largely policed from within by long-time prisoners. The doctor is specifically interested in collecting blood samples for an HIV study, but the more prisoners open up to him, the more compassionate and committed he becomes about their survival. Babenco's episodic structure gives Carandiru a dimension of memory and constant shots of energy, so that even the most horrifying events--drug-related murder, rape, revenge--can't drive this tale into abject misery. Based on actual events, the drama's climactic police raid on the prison (a reconstruction of a 1992 riot called the Carandiru Massacre) is a tour de force. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.


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