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Carandiru

(sony classics) Release Date: May 14, 2004 Director: Hector Babenco Cast: Caio Blat, Gero Camilo, Milton Goncalves, Nelson Machado, Maria Luisa Mendonca Plot: The stories of prisoners in Brazil\'s Sao Paulo House of Detention, one of the largest prisons in Latin America, leading up to the massive October, 1992 \"Pavillion 9\" riot/massacre which led to the deaths of 111 unarmed inmates. Central to the film\'s story is a doctor who arrived at the prison in the late 1980s to implement an anti-AIDS program, as we are introduced to the various inmates as he meets and treats them in the infirmary. Website: carandiru.globo.com/ing/menu.htm\" target="_new">link
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