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Carandiru

Director Hector Kiss of the Spider Woman Babenco's latest film is a sprawling portrait of the most infamous prison rebellion in the history of Brazil. It's a brutal but humanistic portrait of the many inmates housed at the infamous titular prison and of the compassionate doctor who fought for their rights. The story bounces back and forth in time, showing the assorted circumstances that led to various inmates' incarcerations. Occasionally, it feels a bit like an all-male telenovela with too many characters and a lot of melodrama. Babenco delivers, though, with an intense climax. 147 minutes