as Lady Di
as No Way
as Antonio Carlos
as Warden Pires
as Radio Announcer
Critic Reviews for Carandiru
We know the massacre is going to happen from the off, and yet, despite this, the tension doesn't build much, perhaps because the film is over-long.
We're served up meaty, often spicy, slices of sadly wasted lives.
The movie has a tactile reality. You can almost smell it.
Despite its structural flaws, Carandiru presents more interesting characters than you'd see in a dozen other prison movies.
Audience Reviews for Carandiru
It may be interesting as a collection of chronicles about life in a Brazilian prison, but sadly this is a frustratingly superficial and simplistic film that doesn't discuss the actual causes of the revolt that led to the Carandiru massacre, being also uneven and full of awful talking heads.
A breathtaking film, that talk about prisoners with AIDS, life in prison, prejudice and homosexuality. All seen by the doctor Drauzio Varella. A true story based on the book EstaÃ§Ã£o Carandiru. Shocking!
This is worth all 2 hours and 28 Minutes of your time. The best movie I've seen in a while and one of the top's when it comes to English Subtitles. This movie is in Portuguese Language so you will have to follow along the subtitles if your knowledge of that language is as limited as mind. This is a collection of life?s in a prison in Brazil, thru the life of a doctor from that prison. This movie should be watched by everyone that?s in a jail or prison in the US, just to see how good you have it here. This movie kept me glued to the screen. I have no idea how this movie got on my list, where I read the review or saw the preview, but I am glad I did. Its a must see and outstanding movie, NOT A DOCUMENTRY, a good movie. 5 stars and I haven't given that out in a while.
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