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Carandiru

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Brazilian filmmaker [[Performer~P80323~Hector Babenco~hectorbabenco]] directs the confrontational drama Carandiru, based on the best-selling novel by Dr. [[Performer~P362982~Drauzio Varella~drauziovarella]]. The episodic story is set in Sao Paulo's House of Detention (referred to as Carandiru), one of Latin America's largest prison systems. The doctor ([[Performer~P226525~Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos~luiscarlosvasconcelos]]) is an oncologist who arrives in the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing...more

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71 out of 100 Metascore®

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