CITY OF GOD (2002)


Directed by :FERNANDO MIRELLES ,Kátia Lund (co-director)
Cinematographed by:CESAR CHARLONE

Set in a real life drug and violence- ridden housing project called Cidade de Deus, the story follows two boys who take opposite paths.One chooses to pursue photography, while the other becomes a ruthless drug dealer.Youth gangs took over the slums of Rio de Janiero during the 1960s and didn't relinquish their stronghold until the mid-1980s.
Technically flawless, this Brazilian film uses a rapid-cutting style to flash back and forth in time.
All of the amateur actors were recruited from slums in Rio de Janeiro, and a couple of them actually lived in the Cidade de Deus (City of God) itself.
Eventhough nominated for 4 oscars, it failed in getting one. But one can be sure that this film is far better than "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE" , which also has a similar thread.

IMDB rates #17/Top 250 films

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