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Carandiru (2004)

Carandiru | MARLENE BERGAMO
Image credit: Carandiru: Marlene Bergamo
MARLENE BERGAMO

Details Limited Release: May 14, 2004; Rated: R; Length: 145 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; With: Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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.

Originally posted Apr 21, 2004 Published in issue #762-763 Apr 30, 2004 Order article reprints