Owen Gleiberman
May 28, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Carandiru

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
145 minutes
Limited Release Date
05/14/04
performer
Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Gero Camilo, Milhem Cortaz, Aida Leiner
director
Hector Babenco
distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
author
Hector Babenco, Fernando Bonassi, Victor Navas
genre
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it a B

Director Hector Babenco dramatizes life inside a Sao Paulo prison fortress and also the world of squelched opportunity outside it. The film’s heartfelt squalor stays with you.

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