Keswick Film Club - Carandiru

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Sunday 14th November 5:00 PM


Director: Hector Babenco Country: Brazil / USA
Cert: 15 Year: 2003 Length: 145 mins Language: Portuguese

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Score: 78.91% Attendance: 46


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Prisoners in the São Paulo Carandirú Penitentiary tell the tales of their crimes to the visiting Doctor.

Prisons don't come much meaner than this one. It's a tinderbox just waiting for a spark to ignite it, which is exactly what happened one fateful day in 1992 when riot police stormed the building.

Babenco discovers an unexpected warmth within the grim prison walls as tales of love, jealousy, failed escape attempts and the on-going AIDS epidemic grab us by the throat.

Funny, violent, and shocking, this is a rich tapestry of stories woven together with a masterful touch.


open_quote striking images. . pathos and humour. . brilliantly choreographed close_quote Paul Julian Smith, Sight & Sound

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