City of God

City of God (2002)

City of God
8.1/10 by 1376 users

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
Genres:Drama, Crime
Production Company:O2 Filmes, VideoFilmes, Wild Bunch, Globo filmes, Lumiere, Hank Levine Film, Lereby Productions
Production Countries:Brazil, France
Director:Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
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Plot Keywords:male nudity, street gang, brazilian, photographer, 1970s, puberty, ghetto, gang war, coming of age, woman director, 1980s, f rated
  • City of God was Incredible
    June 7, 2003
    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.