City of God (2002) dir. Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Cidade de Deus – The story a young boy living in the “favela” slums of Rio De Janeiro during the 1960-1980’s , and the rise of organized crime around him. A critically acclaimed masterpiece, a depiction of life in the underbelly of a large metropolis and choices it can give a young boy. Bears a distinct feel of realism, loosely based on true events and done in the genre called “docufiction”. A very energetic and perfectly acted piece. Engages the viewer and brings us into the violent world of the Brazilian favelas and the lives of our characters. 
Memorable cinematography and outstanding production design.
Nominated for four Oscars in 2004, also screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
Highest recommendation!

City of God Cast:  Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/

 

City of God

Cidade de Deus

City of God

City of God