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City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

City of God
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8.7 IMDB rating

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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.

6 years, 4 months ago at Oct 5 1:03
7 votes
''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

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4 years ago at Feb 10 4:19
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Fernando Meirelles worked mostly with amateur actors from such camps. Leaving them to improvise to a large extent succeeded in creating this atmosphere of realism that underlies the entire film and creates a sense documentary. The way they edited the footage and connects the stories of heroes over 30 years is remarkable. More impressive, however, are scenes of battle that the originality and imagi... read more

Best ever

8 years, 4 months ago at Oct 10 4:02
1 vote
This is one of the greatest movies ever. If you haven't seen it, go see it now.
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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 a ... (more)
Release date: 5 June 2003
UPC: 786936223897
Drama (48), Crime (44), Brazil (43), 2000s (26), 2002 (24), Violence (24), Brazilian (18), Poverty (17), Drugs (16), (15), Gangs (14), Coming Of Age (14), Slum (11), Gangster (9), Foreign (8), Murder (8), Favela (7), 1980s (6), Revenge (5), 2003 (5)
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"Another great gangster flick that shows the history of a slum in Brazil. Has a great cast of characters all of whom are memorable and there is not a weak link among them. Also like any great film it stays with you for days even when it is over. This scene features my favorite character in the film Knockout Ned and tells his rise. "


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BAMF posted a review 1 month, 4 weeks ago

“Okay so I know I should have seen this as soon as I was old enough, but I just never got around to it until now. I love gang movies so I thought I should check this out finally. Also when they are based on true stories that intrigues me even more. To see how the world is around me or before my time had gone about things is rather compelling. I see a few of the actors in this also starred in Blindness which was also directed by Fernando Meirelles. I also like that the novelist who wrote the book this is based on has a cameo here.

Lil Ze has to be one of the craziest psychopaths in the world. I swear he is an incarnation of pure evil through his actions and attitude. It's quite interesting to see all the fundamentals of making a drug empire. To think that the acting is really good” read more

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A Highly Powerful Approach into Criminals Mindset.

“This movie is the perfect answer for you if you get tired from the repetitiveness and the over-simplified characters of mainstream Hollywood, as this movie take place in a different part of the world, far away from the glamorization and conventional bullshit that we're used to.

Based on a true story (entirely or to some degree), this movie slap you in the face with it violence, and it successfully manage to show you how violent people are created, from the discriminated people who just want to prove themselves, or the people who want to fill a gap in them by gaining control over territories and doing whatever possible to be known and feared.

Taking place in 'City of God' which is a housing project in Rio de Janeiro, formed by the government for the people who fled their” read more

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“One of the most shocking, intelligently fast-paced narratives I have ever seen. Amazing cinematography!” read more

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“A powerful and haunting film that explores the myriad of stories that lie deep within the slums of Rio, City Of God shocks, enlightens and above all affects us by taking us into a world where drugs and organised crime are a way of life. Meirelles's intense and extraordinary film marries the rhythms and flavours of Rio seamlessly with the human drama... The visceral music pumps its way through our veins for the entire 130 minutes, colouring the violence with the very brush that is Rio. And as the fates of Rocket and L'il Ze come together, they face each other with two very different weapons: a gun and a camera. The circle of life continues and we realize that we have only just had a small taste of life in The City of God. Uncompromising and totally unforgettable, this is an experience to sa” read more

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