The Prison and the Street (2004)

Sobre o filme

Cláudia is the longest-serving and most respected inmate at the Madre Pelletier Detention Center in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She’s done her sentence and she is preparing to leave prison. When she comes into contact with the outside world, she realizes how much the city has changed and all the new bus lines that have opened. She’s anxious to meet her beloved son again, whom she hasn’t seen in years. Betânia is a mother of two and is benefiting from parole. She hopes to find a job and adapt to life outside the bars again. Soon, she falls in love with a man and feels tempted to break parole to enjoy her freedom to the full. In the mean time, young Daniela arrives in jail for killing her son. While she awaits trial, she is confronted with the stark reality of her new situation, the fear of reprisals from the other inmates, usually very strict about crimes against children. Understandably, she seeks protection from Cláudia. Through these three interwoven convict stories, the filmmaker portrays an account of life in a women’s prison. Unlike men, convict women are nearly always deserted by their friends and families. The film shows an exception: every night an infatuated husband declares his undying love - at the top of his lungs – for his wife, one of the inmates.

Título original: O Cárcere E a Rua

Ano: 2004

Duração: 80’ minutos

País: Brazil

Cor: Colorido


Roteiro: Liliana Sulzbach, Ângela K. Pires

Fotografia: Sadil Breda

Produtor: Liliana Sulzbach