Director Hector Babenco dramatizes life inside a Sao Paulo prison fortress and also the world of squelched opportunity outside it. The film’s heartfelt squalor stays with you.
Genre: Foreign Language, Drama; Starring: Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Gero Camilo, Milhem Cortaz, Aida Leiner; Director: Hector Babenco; Author: Hector Babenco, Fernando Bonassi, Victor Navas; Release Date Limited: 05/14/2004; Runtime (in minutes): 145; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Posted May 28 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT
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