Carandiru Movie

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Who's Involved:

Milton Goncalves, Rodrigo Santoro, Gero Camilo, Hector Babenco, Caio Blat, Nelson Machado, Victor Navas, Lazaro Ramos, Maria Luisa Mendonca, Luis Vasconcuelos

Release Date:

Friday, May 14, 2004

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

We come to know the rapist Gilson, tried and sentenced by the Law Behind Bars; Zico and Deusdete, inseparable half brothers who, in jail, become each other's assassins; Highness and his shrewd balancing act between women and heists; Old Chico, a Zen master in the ways of the dungeon, at last on the brink of his long-awaited freedom; Warden Pires, who oversees the prison with the perspicacity of a tightrope walker; Ebony, the true leader of the inmate community and the arbiter of all its contentions; the religious conversion of the assasin, Dagger, the rise and fall of the surfer Ezequiel; Antonio Carlos, Claudiomiro and, coming between them like a knife, and depraved Dina; the existentialist philosopher No Way and his love affair with the divine lady Di. The narrative of the film is crafted like a puzzle with one story giving way to another for of surrealist, uniquely Brazilian collage of tragedy.


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Filming Timeline

On or about December 31, 1969, the film was in Completed status.

Carandiru Release Date: When was it released?

Carandiru was released in 2004 on Friday, May 14, 2004 (). There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Coffee and Cigarettes, Troy and A Slipping-Down Life.


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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

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