Carandiru: Marlene Bergamo
EW Staff
April 22, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Carandiru

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
145 minutes
Limited Release Date
05/14/04
performer
Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Gero Camilo, Milhem Cortaz, Aida Leiner
director
Hector Babenco
distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
author
Hector Babenco, Fernando Bonassi, Victor Navas
genre
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it a B

Will this Brazilian drama from director Hector Babenco (”Pixote”) make ”City of God” look like ”Oh, God! Book II”? It’s a full-throttle hardcore prison tale about the lead-up to a real-life uprising at São Paulo’s nastiest house of detention.

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