This movie is amazing, that´s all i can say. I love it
Despite the language barrier the film holds attention and remains exquisitely riveting.
almost 3 years
Amazing! a part of brazilian reality as you've never seen it
over 3 years
I would recommend to anyone who likes mob movies like Goodfellas and Scarface
almost 4 years
Brilliant film. The raw texture and harsh depiction are very precise. The script is round.
Beautifully shot, directed, and acted. I love this film.
over 4 years
The humanity is all gone in this raw portrayl of life in the worst of barrios. Watch once.
almost 5 years
This is gold! Amazing is an understatement
over 5 years
An intense Crime epic about life in one of the most violent cities in the world.
almost 6 years
Boat, happenings taken place in thestreets of Rio shown through the eyes of a photographer
I can't describe in 90 characters just how amazing this film is. Just watch it.
over 6 years
Beautifully shot, with visceral characters and a plot you won't soon forget
over 6 years
Oh this is one of the best foreign films ever
City of God (Portuguese: Cidade de Deus) is a 2002 Brazilian crime drama film directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Kátia Lund, released in its home country in 2002 and worldwide in 2003. All the characters existed in reality, and the story is based on real events. It was adapted by Bráulio Mantovani from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins. It depicts the growth of organized crime in the Cidade de Deus suburb of Rio de Janeiro, between the end of the '60s and the beginning of the '80s, with the closure of the film depicting the war between the drug dealer Li'l Zé and criminal Knockout Ned. The tagline is "If you run, the beast catches; if you stay, the beast eats", (a proverb analogous to the English "Damned if you do, damned if you don't").
The cast includes Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino da Hora, Jonathan Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Alice Braga and Seu Jorge. Most of the actors were, in fact, residents of favelas such as Vidigal and the Cidade de...