Carandiru

The law of the street dominates veteran Brazilian filmmaker Hector Babenco's loose adaptation of Dr. Drauzio Varella's fictionalized 1999 memoir Carandiru Station as surely as it does Fernando Meirelles' electrifying CITY OF GOD (2002). The difference: Rio de Janeiro's cidade de deus is a slum so isolated it might as well be a penitentiary, while Sao Paolo's...read more

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  • Released: 2004
  • Rating: R
  • Review: The law of the street dominates veteran Brazilian filmmaker Hector Babenco's loose adaptation of Dr. Drauzio Varella's fictionalized 1999 memoir Carandiru Station as surely as it does Fernando Meirelles' electrifying CITY OF GOD (2002). The difference: Rio… (more)

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