City of God
Playgrounds are not what they used to be...
This highly-rated movie is set in a slum of Rio de Janeiro, sarcastically called The City of God by the slumdwellers. In essence the story follows the growth from childhood of two little boys. One developed as a vicious gang leader, while the other became a photographer. Around them, crime and violence swirled ceaselessly, as everyone struggled to survive.|
Portuguese language with English subtitles.
130 minutes, No persons under 18 (Language, Violence)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Where's it showing?
Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino da Hora, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Jonathan Haagensen, Matheus Nachtergaele
Kátia Lund, Fernando Meirelles
|Screenplay||Bráulio Mantovani from the novel by Paulo Lins|
|Music||Ed Cortês, Antonio Pinto|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Globo Filmes, Lumiere Productions, O2 Filmes, Studio Canal, VideoFilmes, Wild Bunch|
|What the Critics say|
|Cape ArgusAldrin Naidu||15|
|The Star Tanya Farber||20|
|Die BurgerGabriël Botma||15|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||20|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman||15|
|Box Office (USA)Shlomo Schwartzberg||15|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||18|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||20|
|BBC (UK)Nev Pierce||20|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 88%||18|
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