City of God depicts the raw violence in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro. In the 1970’s that kids are carrying guns and joining gangs when they should be playing hide-and-seek.
|Original Title||:||Cidade de Deus|
|Release Date||:||February 5, 2002|
|Production Company||:||O2 Filmes, VideoFilmes, Wild Bunch, Globo filmes, Lumiere, Hank Levine Film, Lereby Productions|
|Production Countries||:||Brazil, France|
|Director||:||Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund|
|Writers||:||Paulo Lins, Bráulio Mantovani, Paulo Lins|
|Casts||:||Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Jonathan Haagensen, Matheus Nachtergaele, Seu Jorge, Jefechander Suplino, Alice Braga, Roberta Rodrigues, Luis Otávio, Darlan Cunha, Thiago Martins, Gero Camilo, Daniel Zettel, Charles Paraventi, Danielle Ornelas, Micael Borges, Lúcio Andrey, Marcello Melo Jr., Babú Santana, Mary Sheila, Paulo Lins, Olivia Araújo, Graziella Moretto, Tulé Peak|
|Plot Keywords||:||male nudity, street gang, brazilian, photographer, 1970s, puberty, ghetto, gang war, coming of age, woman director, 1980s, f rated|
I knew nothing of this film before I saw it by chance in a rare Pub open screening, but boy was I glad I got the chance to take a look. I was riveted all night - I completely ignored my friends! I thought it was an awesome re-enactment of a true story - powerful, moving, raw, real - and even funny in parts. I walked away afterwards, beaming. It's rare a great film like this is made, especially these days. I gave it ten out of ten. Please see it if you can.