CITY OF GOD (2002)

Outside of Rio de Janeiro is the favela known as City of God, where life is so imbued with crime that gang leaders have royalty status and are venerated like movie stars. All aspiring young photographer Rocket ever wanted was to get the girl and take his pictures, but his childhood friend Li'l Dice (aka Li'l Zé) was born to be a gangster. Having gotten involved at a young age, Zé and his partner Bené take over the favela and usher in a surprisingly calm and prosperous era, since Zé has taken out all of his rivals. But when Bené is mistakenly killed, all hell breaks loose. This landmark Brazilian film was a hit around the world, nominated for four Oscars®. DIR Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund; SCR Bráulio Mantovani, from the novel by Paulo Lins; PROD Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Mauricio Andrade Ramos. Brazil/France, 2002, color, 130 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles. RATED R

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