City Of GodCity of God is based on a true story that takes place in the 60';s where in the slums of Rio De Janeiro two boys growing up in the neighborhood take on different paths in life: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.Keywords:
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Directors of "City Of God"Fernando MeirellesBirthdate: 9 November 1955, São Paulo, São Paulo, BrazilKátia LundBirthdate: 1966, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Creators of "City Of God"Paulo LinsBirthdate: 1958, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBráulio Mantovani
Critic Reviews of "City Of God"Chicago ReaderNovember 08, 2011
I came away from this film impressed by its narrative control but unmoved by anything it had to say.VarietyJune 17, 2009
City of God delivers a bruising, visceral experience of the vicious spiral of violence that draws kids into a life of crime, brutality and murder as the only avenue open to them.Time OutJune 24, 2006
The performances, many from non-pros, are terrific.Minneapolis Star TribuneMay 19, 2004
Difficult to watch but hard to look away from.New York ObserverMarch 11, 2004
The living conditions it projects are as horrendous as I had feared, but the movie is surprisingly easy to take as a rollicking homicidal entertainment.Orlando SentinelMarch 20, 2003
Hard to watch but even harder to tear your eyes away from.Film4November 08, 2011
Another passionate piece of Latin American filmmaking, which documents a tragic period in Rio's history and highlights the horrors of life in poverty-line communities. Technically a remarkable filmmaking achievement too.Common Sense MediaDecember 22, 2010
Powerful, but only for 17 and up.Suite101.comSeptember 25, 2010
Each chapter is endowed with powerful, uncompromising, beguiling and, sometimes, deceptive momentum. What seem like innocuous turns become so critical to the narrative that they tie into the ruthless idea at hand: You never see the bullet that kills you.EmanuelLevy.ComDecember 31, 2009
Brazillian director Mereilles' splashy feature debut, a dynamically exciting portrait of Rio's violent gangs, immediately established himsef as an international talent to watch, and the Oscar nods only reaffirmed that status.ColeSmithey.comJune 12, 2009
Fernando Meirelles' Brazilian slum epic is a profound, stylistically expansive depiction of three decades of child gang warfare on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro with non-actors playing their poverty-ridden lives for the camera.Projection BoothNovember 12, 2008
The visceral and artistic excitement remains surface-bound.
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