City of God (Cidade de Deus)

City of God
  • 2002
  • Brazil
  • 2h 9min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund (co-director)
  • Cast: Alexandre Rodrigues, Alice Braga, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Jonathan Haagensen, Matheus Nachtergaele, Seu Jorge, Roberta Rodrigues, Graziella Moretto
  • Language: Portuguese (Brazilian)

The international resurgence of Latin American cinema shows no signs of slowing down. Following Central Station, Amores Perros, Y Tu Mama Tambien and Nine Queens comes an exhilarating Brazilian drama, City of God. Based on Paulo Lins's sprawling novel and spanning three decades, it's an epic account of the growth of organised drug dealing in a slum housing project, the so-called City of God in Rio de Janeiro.

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