City of God

    Genre
    Crime, Drama
  • Runtime
    130 mins
  • Release Date
    2003
  • Countries
    Brazil, France
  • Languages
    Portuguese

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"Cinema doesn't get more exhilarating than this" (BBC.com). Cannes Film Festival Official Selection CITY OF GOD is a sweeping Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated film set of the backdrop of Rio de Janeiro, which follows two kids whose paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer, and the other a kingpin. Rated 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, this unforgettable work from directing duo Fernando Meirelles (THE TWO POPES, THE CONSTANT GARDNER) and Kátia Lund (NEWS FROM A PERSONAL WAR, ANACONDA) was shot on location in Rio's poorest neighborhoods.
DIRECTED BY:
Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
WRITTEN BY:
Braulio Mantovani, Paulo Lins (novel)
CAST INCLUDES:
Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele

SYNOPSIS

In the poverty-stricken favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s, two young men choose different paths. Rocket (Seu Jorge) is a budding photographer who documents the increasing drug-related violence of his neighborhood. José “Zé” Pequeno (Leandro Firmino da Hora) is an ambitious drug dealer who uses Rocket and his photos as a way to increase his fame as a turf war erupts with his rival, “Knockout Ned” (Matheus Nachtergaele).

City of God

    Genre
    Crime, Drama
  • Runtime
    130 mins
  • Release Date
    2003
  • Countries
    Brazil, France
  • Languages
    Portuguese
DIRECTED BY
Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
WRITTEN BY
Braulio Mantovani, Paulo Lins (novel)
CAST INCLUDES
Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele
"Cinema doesn't get more exhilarating than this" (BBC.com). Cannes Film Festival Official Selection CITY OF GOD is a sweeping Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated film set of the backdrop of Rio de Janeiro, which follows two kids whose paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer, and the other a kingpin. Rated 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, this unforgettable work from directing duo Fernando Meirelles (THE TWO POPES, THE CONSTANT GARDNER) and Kátia Lund (NEWS FROM A PERSONAL WAR, ANACONDA) was shot on location in Rio's poorest neighborhoods.

In the poverty-stricken favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s, two young men choose different paths. Rocket (Seu Jorge) is a budding photographer who documents the increasing drug-related violence of his neighborhood. José “Zé” Pequeno (Leandro Firmino da Hora) is an ambitious drug dealer who uses Rocket and his photos as a way to increase his fame as a turf war erupts with his rival, “Knockout Ned” (Matheus Nachtergaele).