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City of God


Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva View All


Fernando Meirelles (Director), BrŠulio Mantovani (Screenplay), Paulo Lins (Screenplay), KŠtia Lund (Director) View All

Released: Aug. 30th, 2002
Runtime: 2 hours, 10 minutes
City of God depicts the raw violence in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro. In the 1970ís that kids are carrying guns and joining gangs when they should be playing hide-and-seek.
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Fortunately, the film remains strong in spite of that.
How this decision plays out results in some of the more lighthearted moments in City Of God.
There is very little electricity available and no plumbing for anyone.