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  • Summary: Based on a true story, Carandiru is an adaptation of the book Carandiru Station by Drauzio Varella. Through the eyes of a doctor who worked in So Paulo's infamous Casa de Detneco, over twelve years, it tells stories of crime, revenge, love and friendship, culminating in the fateful massacreBased on a true story, Carandiru is an adaptation of the book Carandiru Station by Drauzio Varella. Through the eyes of a doctor who worked in So Paulo's infamous Casa de Detneco, over twelve years, it tells stories of crime, revenge, love and friendship, culminating in the fateful massacre of 1992. (Sony Pictures Classics) Collapse
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  1. A prison movie of unusual richness and jarring power.
  2. 80
    The film splits the difference between the brutal reality of the cable-TV prison series "Oz" and the romanticized fantasy of "The Shawshank Redemption" and provides a vivid, well-rounded gallery of inmate portraits.
  3. Exudes a throbbing flesh-and-blood intensity so compelling that it's impossible to avert your eyes.
  4. 75
    Angry and tragic, Carandiru is finally, in its own way, uplifting.
  5. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    63
    Stylistically, Carandiru is definitely less monochromatic than an "Oz" rerun.
  6. 50
    Director Hector Babenco's sentimental, unconvincing adaptation of Varella's book, is a soft, simplistic look at a tough, complicated subject.

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  1. Dec 24, 2014
    8
    Um dos melhores filmes brasileiros já feito. Rodrigo Santoro, Caio Blat, Wagner Moura são ótimos atores.
    P.S. pena que o filme é dirigido por
    Um dos melhores filmes brasileiros já feito. Rodrigo Santoro, Caio Blat, Wagner Moura são ótimos atores.
    P.S. pena que o filme é dirigido por um argentino. (Brincadeiras a parte, vale a pena assistir).
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  2. chitrav.
    Oct 7, 2007
    8
    This is a movie which is a compelling depiction of humanity:who decides whom to judge and why ? Glad this prison is closed now but what about This is a movie which is a compelling depiction of humanity:who decides whom to judge and why ? Glad this prison is closed now but what about the international prison Guantanomo..three hundred Pakistanis alone there taken in connivance with the country's government! Expand
  3. Jan 4, 2014
    6
    A realidade exposta no filme de arrepiar, Carandiru interessante mostrando com detalhes o que aconteceu na antiga casa deA realidade exposta no filme de arrepiar, Carandiru interessante mostrando com detalhes o que aconteceu na antiga casa de dentenção................. Expand

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