City of God (2003)
City of God (2003) Genre(s): Drama

AKA: Cidade de Deus

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino da Hora, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Jonathan Haagensen, Matheus Nachtergaele, Seu Jorge, Jefechander Suplino, Alice Braga, Emerson Gomes, Edson Oliveira, Michel De Souza Gomes, Roberta Rodrigues, Luis Otavio, Maurício Marques

Synopsis: A young man shares his memories of growing up in a Rio de Janeiro slum.

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Ripley's movie review

Violent and dark but often funny and, even more often, surprising. The hand-held camera made it feel more like a documentary than a movie, the acting was good, and the story was also good. Recommended.

Added 30 November 2004 at 5:45 PM

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