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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Carandiru prison, São Paulo, the biggest in Latin America. A famous doctor lands in a desperately overpopulated, appalling environment to implement an AIDS prevention programme. Accustomed to top-notch medicine, he has to learn to use his instinct to get by. He gradually gets to know the prisoners, their worlds, their humanity and their fabulous desire to live. He earns their respect and shares their secrets. His view reveals the social tragedy of a country, a tragedy which on 2 October 1992 culminated with the terrible Carandiru massacre.
Buenos Aires, 1946. A deserter from the army, he settled in Brazil, where in 1975 he directed his first film, O rei da noite, followed, two years later, by Lucio Flavio, o passageiro da agonia. Pixote, a lei do mais fraco (1981), one of the most important films on destitute children, opened the doors for him to the international screens. Having moved to Hollywood, he directed Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Ironweed (1987), At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991) and Corazón iluminado (Foolish Heart, 1998).
Hector Babenco Babenco
Victor Navas, Fernando Bonassi, Hector Babenco
Walter Carvalho
Mauro Alice
André Abujamra
Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Milton Gonçalves, Ivan De Almeida, Ailton Graça, Maria Luisa Mendonça
Columbia TriStar 10202 West Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 Tel 1 310 244
Running Time
152 m.
Brasil - Argentina - Italia
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