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City of God - Region 1 DVD

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A Brazilian masterwork

1 year, 10 months ago at Aug 16 14:10
Such an amazing film that deserves the accolades and acclaimed hype it's garnered. One of the best foreign language films there is and one of the best films personally seen recently, after a long time of being on my to see list but taking a while to get round to it due to being so busy and going through a difficult phase. Perhaps 'City of God' is not for everybody. It is not some audience members'... read more
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Description: D D Like cinematic dynamite, City of God lights a fuse under its squalid Brazilian ghetto, and we're a captive audience to its violent explosion. The titular favela is home to a seething army of impoverished children who grow, over the film's ambitious 20-year timeframe, into cutthroat killers, drug lords, and feral survivors. In the vortex of this maelstrom is L'il Z (Leandro Firmino da Hora--like most of the cast, a nonprofessional actor), self-appointed king of the dealers, determined to eliminate all competition at the expense of his corrupted soul. With enough visual vitality and provocative substance to spark heated deba ... (more)
Manufacturer: Miramax Films
Release date: 1 June 2004
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0786936223897 UPC: 786936223897
Tags: Foreign (6), Brazil (6), Drama (6), Crime (4), 2002 (4), 2000's (3), Gas (2), 1970s (2), Photographer (2), Prestada (2), Job (2), Rise And Fall (2), Anne (2), Brutality (2), Friend (2), Best Friend (2), Motel (2), Growing Up (2), 0104 (2), Slum (2)
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Kyle Ellis posted a review 1 year, 10 months ago

A Brazilian masterwork

“Such an amazing film that deserves the accolades and acclaimed hype it's garnered. One of the best foreign language films there is and one of the best films personally seen recently, after a long time of being on my to see list but taking a while to get round to it due to being so busy and going through a difficult phase.

Perhaps 'City of God' is not for everybody. It is not some audience members' idea of being entertaining, and is pretty unflinching, uncompromising and challenges the viewer. It does, with that being said, a superlative job bringing those qualities to life, and there are others, including myself, who judge films by what they set out to do rather than just wanting to be "entertained". There are many hugely entertaining films, while there are others that are clearl” read more

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