City of God (2002)

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15 miles from paradise…one man will do anything to tell the world everything.

 Genres: Crime, Drama 8.7/10 01/05/03

IMDB Top 250: #18

Runtime: 2h10m

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund

Writers: Paulo Lins, Braulio Mantovani

Cast: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Jonathan Haagensen, Seu Jorge, Jefechander Suplino, Alice Braga, Emerson Gomes

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

Country: Brazil | France

Language: Portuguese

 

Plot:

Brazil, 1960’s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well…too well. 1970’s: Li’l Zé has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bené is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980’s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs…will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God.

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