145 minutes




Portuguese (English subtitles)

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One of the most notorious prison riots in history took place in 1992 in Brazil's infamous Carandiru jail - where over a hundred prisoners were eventually killed. Carandiru reconstructs the events leading up to that tragic day through the memoirs of the prison's trusted doctor. Through his eyes, we see how having been abandoned by society, the prisoners developed their own laws inside the jail, with each inmate telling his story via powerful flashbacks. It's a disturbing insight into an extraordinary community - and for all the sadness at its centre, a brilliantly watchable piece of filmmaking.

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This film has a couple of uses of strong bad language, violence and drug use

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