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City Of God

City Of God (Cidade De Deus)

Year
Genre
Personal Score
Public Score
   8.2 / 10 (1912 votes)
MPAA Rating
Running Time
130 mins
Media Type
Animated?
No
Country
Production Companies
O2 Filmes,
VideoFilmes,
Wild Bunch,
Globo filmes,
Lumiere,
Hank Levine Film,
Lereby Productions
Budget
$3,300,000
Revenue
$30,641,770
Release Date
February 5, 2002
Directors
Fernando Meirelles,
Kátia Lund
Producers
Andrea Barata Ribeiro,
Mauricio Andrade Ramos,
Elisa Tolomelli (executive),
Bel Berlinck (executive),
Marc Beauchamps,
Daniel Filho,
Hank Levine,
Vincent Maraval,
Donald Ranvaud,
Juliette Renaud,
Walter Salles
Writers
Bráulio Mantovani,
Paulo Lins

Summary

Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by the point of view of the narrator, Buscapé. Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes: The eyes of an artist. By accident, he becomes a professional photographer, gaining his freedom.
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