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Carandiru (2004) 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… 2004-05-14 R PT145M Drama Foreign Language Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos Gero Camilo Milhem Cortaz Aida Leiner Sony Pictures Classics
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Carandiru (2004)

MPAA Rating: R

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EW's GRADE
B

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

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.

Originally posted May 28, 2004 Published in issue #767 May 28, 2004 Order article reprints