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Release Date: May 14, 2004Running Time: 148 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $213,954.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Foreign

Luis Carlos Vasconcelos
Milton Goncalves
Ivan De Almeida
Ailton Graca

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In a cell inside São Paulo's House of Detention, better known as Carandiru, two inmates have a score to settle. The atmosphere is tense. Another inmate, Ebony, a kind of "judge" for settling disputes among prisoners, solves the case in time to welcome the Doctor, who has recently arrived--eager to begin an AIDS-prevention program in the penitentiary. The Doctor is faced with extremely serious problems inside this place, known as Latin America's largest jail: overcrowded cells, decaying facilities, diseases such as TB, leptospirosis, cachexia, and the beginnings of an AIDS epidemic. The inmates have access to neither medical care, nor legal assistance. Carandiru, with upwards of seven thousa... Full Summary >>