Graciliano Ramos' period he spent in prison after being considered a subversive element by the government.
Official submission of Brazil to the 1985's Oscars in the best foreign language film category.
Ilha Grande Prison Warden:
I hope you understand my position.
Graciliano Ramos: How?
Ilha Grande Prison Warden: By not forgetting about me.
Graciliano Ramos: I'll take some excellent memories from here, doctor. And I'll pay back for all the hospitality you people gave me.
Ilha Grande Prison Warden: Pay? How?
Graciliano Ramos: By telling everything what happens inside Ilha Grande.
Ilha Grande Prison Warden: Telling?