Cover image for Carandiru
Title:
Carandiru
Author:
Babenco, Hector.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Set in Sao Paulo's House of Detention. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circulation of drugs, the doctor comes to realize the internal power structure among the prisoners. Narratives develop, including the attempted murder of Dagger, the solitary confinement of Chico, and the romance between Lady Di and Too Bad. The doctor eventually sees the prisoners as survivors, leading up to the violent conclusion: a reconstruction of the October 2, 1992, prison riot known as the Carandiru Massacre.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.

Based on the book "Estaçao Carandiru" by Drauzio Varella.

Special features: seven deleted scenes; making-of "Carandiru" feature; director Hector Babenco commentary; historical footage on the Penitentiary and Carandiru's destruction.
Language:
Portuguese
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for strong bloody violence/carnage, language, sexuality and drug use.
ISBN:
9781404941793
UPC:
043396019430
Format :
DVD