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City of God (Cidade de Deus)

City of God
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Alexandre Rodrigues Alexandre Rodrigues
Buscapé - Rocket
Leandro Firmino Leandro Firmino
Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé
Phellipe Haagensen Phellipe Haagensen
Bené - Benny
Douglas Silva Douglas Silva
Dadinho - Li'l Dice
Jonathan Haagensen Jonathan Haagensen
Cabeleira - Shaggy
Matheus Nachtergaele Matheus Nachtergaele
Sandro Cenoura - Carrot
Seu Jorge Seu Jorge
Mané Galinha - Knockout Ned
Jefechander Suplino Jefechander Suplino
Alicate - Clipper


Written by
Paulo Lins Paulo Lins
novel
Bráulio Mantovani Bráulio Mantovani
screenplay


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If you run you're dead...if you stay, you're dead.

9 years, 9 months ago at Oct 5 1:03
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''You need more than guts to be a good gangster, you need ideas.''

Two boys growing up in a violent neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

Alexandre Rodrigues: Buscapé - Rocket

Leandro Firmino: Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé

Guns, drugs, ambitious youths, gangs, killing...What... read more

Best ever

11 years, 9 months ago at Oct 10 4:02
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This is one of the greatest movies ever. If you haven't seen it, go see it now.

Gangster Film in Subtitles

10 years, 5 months ago at Feb 17 3:49
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I'm sure this is a very good it movie, for a gangster movie. But to me, it takes a lot for it to elevate to anything more. I can't get attached to people in these kind of films, no matter how sad a background, or what circumstances put them there. Whether it hereditary family war, mafia, etc. I just never end up caring about what happens to the characters. And this was no different, just beca... read more
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Description: Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a housing project built in the 1960's that--in the early 80's--became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro. The tale tells the stories of many characters whose lives sometimes intersect. However, all is seen through the eyes of a singular narrator: Busca-Pé, a poor black youth too frail and scared to become an outlaw but also to smart to be content with underpaid, menial jobs. He grows up in a very violent environment. The odds are all against him. But Busca-Pé soon discovers that he can see reality differently than others. His redemption is that he's been given an artist's point o ... (more)
Release date: 5 June 2003
UPC: 786936223897
Tags: Drama (48), Crime (42), Brazil (41), 2000s (26), 2002 (26), Violence (23), Brazilian (17), Poverty (16), Drugs (16), (15), Coming Of Age (14), Gangs (13), Gangster (10), Slum (10), Murder (8), Foreign (8), Favela (7), 1980s (6), 2003 (5), Revenge (5)
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