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Carandiru

A doctor (Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos) offers to carry out an AIDS prevention scheme in the largest prison in Latin America, Carandiru where he sees first hand the reality of prisons, which includes violence, overcrowding of cells and poor facilities. However, despite all the problems, the doctor soon realizes that the prisoners are not demonic figures as they also share solidarity, organization and a great will to live.

  • Year:2003
  • Director:(Português do Brasil) Hector Babenco
  • Gênero:Biography, Drama

Awards

  • Academy Awards - Oscar 2004 - Brazil's Official Submission - Best Foreign Language Film
  • Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro 2005 - Best director, best adapted script
  • ABC Award (Brazilian Cinematography Association) 2004 - Best sound
  • Cannes Film Festival 2003 - Official Selection - Golden Palm
  • Havana Film Festival 2003 - 7 awards, including Special Jury Award
  • And more -

Credits

BASED ON THE BOOK ESTAÇÃO CARANDIRU BY DRAUZIO VARELLA

A FILM BY HECTOR BABENCO

 

RODRIGO SANTORO, MILTON GONÇALVES, LUIZ CARLOS VASCONCELOS, MARIA LUISA MENDONÇA, CAIO BLAT, WAGNER MOURA, LÁZARO RAMOS, ANTONIO GRASSI, RICARDO BLAT, GERO CAMILO, MILHEM CORTAZ, FLORIANO PEIXOTO, AILTON GRAÇA, IVAN ALMEIDA

 

HB FILMES, SONY PICTURES CLASSICS, COLUMBIA TRISTAR, GLOBO FILMES AND BR PETROBRAS present CARANDIRU screenplay by VICTOR NAVAS, FERNANDO BONASSI and HECTOR BABENCO  director of photography WALTER CARVALHO, ABC  art director CLÓVIS BUENO  editor MAURO ALICE  música ANDRÉ ABUJAMRA  casting director VIVIAN GOLOMBEK coordenadora executiva ELIANA SOÁREZ  Production Manager CAIO GULLANE  associate producer DANIEL FILHO coprodutores FLÁVIO R. TAMBELLINI and FABIANO GULLANE produzido and directed by HECTOR BABENCO