City of God

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Release Date: January 17, 2003Running Time: 133 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $7,563,397.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Foreign

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Alexandre Rodrigues
Leandro Firmino De Hora Phellipe
Seu Jorge
Jonathan Haagensen

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Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a housing project built in the 1960's that--in the early 80's--became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro. The tale tells the stories of many characters whose lives sometimes intersect. However, all is seen through the eyes of a singular narrator: Busca-Pé, a poor black youth too frail and scared to become an outlaw, but also too smart to be content with underpaid, menial jobs. He grows up in a very violent environment. The odds are all against him. But Busca-Pé soon discovers that he can see reality differently than others. His redemption is that he's been given an artist's point of view as a keen-eyed photographer. As Busca-Pé is not the re... Full Summary >>

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