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Brazilian Prison Movie Inspired by Real Events

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Brazilian Prison Movie Inspired by Real Events

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Brazilian Prison Movie Inspired by Real Events

Brazilian Prison Movie Inspired by Real Events

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Carandiru, the new fiction film by Hector Babenco, who directed Kiss of the Spider Woman, is based on a true story of life in a notorious Brazilian prison. In 1992, conditions there spawned a riot in which over 100 inmates were killed. Minnesota Public Radio's Euen Kerr reports.

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