Cidade de deus (City of God)

On April 22, 2013



Director: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Writers: Paulo Lins, Bráulio Mantovani

Actors: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen

Production Co.: Miramax Films, O2 Filmes, Videofilmes

Country: Brazil, France

Year: 2002

Language: Portuguese, with subtitles in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish.

Format: DVD


Summary: A tale of how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. Though the narrative skips around in time, the main focus is on Cabeleira who formed a gang called the Tender Trio. He and his best friend, Bene, become crime lords over the course of a decade. When Bene is killed before he can retire, Little Ze attempts to take out his arch enemy, Sando Cenoura. But Sando and a young gangster named Manu form an alliance and begin a gang war with Little Ze. Amateur photographer Buscape, a good-natured boy who comically learns that he’s not cut out to be a hoodlum, takes pictures of the brutal crime war, making their story famous.

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