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Cidade de Deus

R| 2 hr. 11 min.

Plot Summary
In the poverty-stricken favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s, two young men choose different paths. Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) is a budding photographer who documents the increasing drug-related violence of his neighborhood. José "Zé" Pequeno (Leandro Firmino da Hora) is an ambitious drug dealer who uses Rocket and his photos as a way to increase his fame as a turf war erupts with his rival, "Knockout Ned" (Seu Jorge). The film was shot on location in Rio's poorest neighborhoods.

Cast: Matheus Nachtergaele , Seu Jorge , Alexandre Rodrigues , Leandro Firmino da Hora , Phellipe Haagensen , Jonathan Haagensen , Douglas Silva , Roberta Rodrigues

Directors: Kátia Lund , Fernando Meirelles

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

Cidade de Deus (2002)

Release Date: January 17th, 2003|2 hr. 11 min.

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