Captain Roberto Nascimento works for Rio de Janeiro's BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) as Commander-in-Chief, when he gets promoted to sub-Secretary of Security for the State. Roberto begins work on an operation on a prison riot, with devastating results.
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Doctor Drauzio Varella worked in this place for over 12 years and recounts stories of crime, revenge, love, friendship and massacre in the book Carandiru Station (Estação Carandiru) from which this film was adapted by Fernando Bonassi, Hector Babenco, and Victor Navas and directed by Babenco (Pixote, The Kiss of the Spider Woman). The objective, it would seem, is to reveal the truth about a menacing place of incarceration.
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Captain Roberto Nascimento works for Rio de Janeiro's BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) as Commander-in-Chief,...