City of God

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  129 min.
Release Date: January 31, 2003
DVD: June 8, 2004

Current rating: Rating: 4.39
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Cast: Matheus Nachtergaele, Seu Jorge, Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino da Hora, Phelipe Haagensen, Jonathan Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Roberta Rodriguez

Synopsis

Two boys growing up in a poor Brazilian housing project, Cidade de Deus, take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Rock, a poor black kid too frail and scared to become an outlaw but also too smart to be content with an underpaid job, discovers he can see reality with a different eye: the eye of an artist.

Eventually he becomes a professional photographer, which is his redemption. Then there is Lil Dice, a kid the same age who already dreams of being Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous criminal. Before long, he will be. Through Rocket's perspective of live, we understand the humanity of a world apparently condemned to endless violence.

Director: Fernando Meirelles
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Mauricio Andrade Ramos
Screenplay: Bráulio Mantovani
Official Site: www.cidadededeus.com.br

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