Carandiru (2004)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 28mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign
Keywords AIDS, drugs, prison
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Victor Navas Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000003
Fernando Bonassi Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000002
Drauzio Varella Source Material (from novel:"Estacio Carandiru") 120786 4000004
Caio Gullane Assistant Director Production Director 163 5000001
Alessandra Casolari Post-Production Coordinator n/a 120842 5000002
Hector Babenco Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Daniel Filho Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Hector Babenco Director n/a 2 2000001
Hector Babenco Producer n/a 3 3000001
Flavio R Tambellini Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Fabiano Gullane Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Eliana Soarez Production Coordinator Executive Coordinator 162 5000003
Walter Carvalho Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Gabi Moraes Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Elisa Paley Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Miriam Biderman Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Romeu Quinto Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000003
Cristina Camargo Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Vivian Golombeck Casting n/a 179 10000001
Mauro Alice Editor n/a 172 7000001
André Abujamra Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Clovis Bueno Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Vera Hamburger Scenic Artist Scenographer 745 9000002
Rita Cadillac Actor Herself 1 1000026
Sabotage Actor Weasels 1 1000025
Lazaro Ramos Actor Ezequiel 1 1000009
Gero Camilo Actor No Way 1 1000008
Caio Blat Actor Deusdete 1 1000010
Wagner Moura Actor Zico 1 1000011
Julia Ianina Actor Francineide 1 1000012
Rodrigo Santoro Actor Lady Di 1 1000007
Aida Lerner Actor Rosirene 1 1000006
Milton Goncalves Actor Seo Chico 1 1000002
Ivan De Almeida Actor Black Nigger 1 1000003
Ailton Graca Actor Highness 1 1000004
Maria Luiza Mendonca Actor Dalva 1 1000005
Sabrina Greve Actor Catarina 1 1000013
Floriano Peixoto Actor Antonio Carlos 1 1000014
Enrique Diaz Actor Gilson 1 1000021
Robson Nunes Actor Dada 1 1000022
Andre Ceccato Actor Bristles 1 1000023
Bukassa Actor Detento 1 1000024
Antonio Grassi Actor Sr Pires 1 1000020
Dionisio Neto Actor Lula 1 1000019
Ricardo Blat Actor Claudiomiro 1 1000015
Vanessa Gerbelli Actor Celia 1 1000016
Leona Cavalli Actor Dina 1 1000017
Milhem Cortaz Actor Dagger 1 1000018
Luis Carlos Vasconcelos Actor Physician 1 1000001
In a cell inside São Paulo's House of Detention, better known as Carandiru, two inmates have a score to settle. The atmosphere is tense. Another inmate, Ebony, a kind of "judge" for settling disputes among prisoners, solves the case in time to welcome the Doctor, who has recently arrived--eager to begin an AIDS-prevention program in the penitentiary. The Doctor is faced with extremely serious problems inside this place, known as Latin America's largest jail: overcrowded cells, decaying facilities, diseases such as TB, leptospirosis, cachexia, and the beginnings of an AIDS epidemic. The inmates have access to neither medical care, nor legal assistance. Carandiru, with upwards of seven thousand prisoners, is a huge challenge for the newcomer. But after working there for a few months he perceives something that will transform him: the inmates, even in this appalling situation, are not demonic figures. In his daily contacts with the prisoners who see him in his makeshift office, the Doctor witnesses solidarity, organization, and above all, a great will to live.