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City Of God

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City Of God

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Mature 15+

Mature 15+

Suitable for mature persons 15 years and over.

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Like cinematic dynamite, City of God lights a fuse under its squalid Brazilian ghetto, and we're a captive audience to its violent explosion. The titular favela is home to a seething army of impoverished children who grow, over the film's ambitious 20-year timeframe, into cutthroat killers, drug lords, and feral survivors. In the vortex of this maelstrom is L'il Z (Leandro Firmino da Hora–like most of the cast, a nonprofessional actor), self-appointed king of the dealers, determined to eliminate all competition at the expense of his corrupted soul. With enough visual vitality and provocative substance to spark heated debate (and box-office gold) in Brazil, codirectors Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund tackle their subject head on, creating a portrait of youthful anarchy so appalling–and so authentically immediate–that City of God prompted reforms in socioeconomic policy. It's a bracing feat of stylistic audacity, borrowing from a dozen other films to form its own unique identity. You'll flinch, but you can't look away

Re-released on
September 13th, 2005
Length (Minutes)
130
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Language
Brazilian Portuguese
Subtitles
English, Spanish, French
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Studio
Genre
  • Drama
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
UPC
9398521473030
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
1465194

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