CarandiruBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7447.1082 (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1082
- Waqar Rashid, research registrar in neurology (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- University College London
Directed by Hector Babenco
At selected UK cinemas
In a way, Carandiru, the latest film from Brazilian director Hector Babenco—who made the hit 1985 film Kiss of the Spider Woman—offers a medical perspective of a horrific event. It is based on actual events at a massively overcrowded detention centre in Brazil in 1992, when police stormed the building following a riot and 111 inmates were killed. It is told through the eyes of the prison's doctor (played by Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos) as a neutral authority figure.