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City of God

City of God

If you run you're dead... if you stay, you're dead again. Period.
Feb 05, 2002 2h 10m
8.4
4398 votes

Synopsis

Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by the point of view of the narrator, Buscapé. Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes...

Title City of God
Companies O2 Filmes, Videofilmes, Wild Bunch, Hank Levine Film, Globo Filmes, Lumière
Countries Brazil
Keywords street gang, photographer, rio de janeiro, ghetto, gang war, coming of age, woman director
Seu Jorge

Seu Jorge

Mané Galinha
Luis Otávio

Luis Otávio

Buscapé Criança
Darlan Cunha

Darlan Cunha

Filé-com-Fritas
Gero Camilo

Gero Camilo

Paraíba - Shorty
Daniel Zettel

Daniel Zettel

Thiago - Tiago
Charles Paraventi

Charles Paraventi

Tio Sam - Uncle Sam
Danielle Ornelas

Danielle Ornelas

Vizinha do Paraíba - Shorty's Neighbor
Micael Borges

Micael Borges

Caixa Baixa - Runts
Lúcio Andrey

Lúcio Andrey

Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Marcello Melo Jr.

Marcello Melo Jr.

Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Mary Sheila

Mary Sheila

Mulher do Neguinho
Paulo Lins

Paulo Lins

Pastor da Igreja
Olivia Araújo

Olivia Araújo

Recepcionista do Motel
Tulé Peak

Tulé Peak

Newspaper Employee (uncredited)