most movies these days talk about frivilous
scenarios and people saying absolutely
nuthin', City of God is a break with that
film based in Rio De Janeiro, Brasil is
about a slum in Rio that is home to violence
and drug abuse and trafficing and one
young man's growth and trials to become
a respectable adult and photographer.
Directed by Fernando Meirelles and based
on Paulo Lins novel of the same title
this film shows you Rio beyond the travel
spot and gives you insight on how desperate
people are just trying to live for the
next day. This film is presented
in Brazilian Portuguese with English Subtitles
and stars Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro
Firmino Da Huba, Jonathan Haagensen, Phellipe
Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Daniel Zettel
and Seu Jorge.
film makes a point to show you the families
of the main families in detail beginning
with a look back in time and then allowing
you to pull everything together and see
the ramifications of past actions.
Some feelings involved in the movie are
love, hope, frustration, greed, jealousy
I don't want to give the story away but
the cinematography is great in this film
and the plot is great (especially being
an artist myself and struggling to make).
You see another world and understand that
struggle is international.
gets a 4.5 globes because although this
film is one of the best films I've ever
seen the bonus features ("News From
A Personal War", original language
track and subtitles aren't justice.
You would have liked to see some interviews
and more indepth features.
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