Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment,
Brazilian filmmaker Hector Babenco directs the confrontational drama Carandiru, based on the best-selling novel by Dr. Drauzio Varella. The episodic story is set in Sao Paulo's House of Detention (referred to as Carandiru), one of Latin America's largest prison systems. The doctor (Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos) is an oncologist who arrives in the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circulation of drugs, the doctor comes to realize the internal power structure among the prisoners. Several narratives develop, including the attempted murder of Dagger (Milhem Cortaz), the solitary confinement of Chico (Milton Goncalves), and the romance between Lady Di (Rodrigo Santoro) and Too Bad (Gero Camilo). The doctor eventually establishes a routine and sees the prisoners as survivors, leading up to the violent conclusion: a reconstruction of the October 2, 1992, prison riot known as the Carandiru Massacre. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
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|Grouped Work ID||be6c8163-3d00-053a-4d9b-80776fc5f18a|
|Grouping Author||columbia tristar|
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|Last Indexed||2020-01-22 03:53:46AM|
Blat, Caio, 1980-
Gonçalves, Milton, 1933-
Mendonça, María Luisa, 1970-
Santoro, Rodrigo, 1975-
Varella, Drauzio, 1943-
Vasconcelos, Luiz Carlos.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Mendonça, María Luisa,1970-
Varella, Drauzio,1943-Estação Carandiru.
Vasconcelos, Luiz Carlos.
|available_at_gcld||GRC Fraser Library|
|detailed_location_gcld||GRC Fraser Adult Video|
|display_description||Set in Sao Paulo's House of Detention. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circulation of drugs, the doctor comes to realize the internal power structure among the prisoners. Narratives develop, including the attempted murder of Dagger, the solitary confinement of Chico, and the romance between Lady Di and Too Bad. The doctor eventually sees the prisoners as survivors, leading up to the violent conclusion: a reconstruction of the October 2, 1992, prison riot known as the Carandiru Massacre.|
|owning_library_gcld||Grand County Library Dist|
|owning_location_gcld||GRC Fraser Library|
|subject_facet||Casa de Detenção (São Paulo, Brazil) -- Drama|
Massacres -- Brazil -- São Paulo -- Drama
Motion pictures, Brazilian
Physician and patient -- Drama
Prison riots -- Brazil -- São Paulo -- Drama
|title_full||Carandiru [videorecording] / Sony Pictures Classics and HB Films in association with Columbia TriStar Do Brasil, Globo Films and BR Petrobras presents a film by Hector Babenco ; produced and directed by Hector Babenco ; screenplay by Victor Navas, Fernando Bonassi and Hector Babenco|
Physician and patient