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City of God = Cidade de Deus

City of God = Cidade de Deus

Meirelles, Fernando

In the 1960's, Cidade De Deus is already the most violent neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro; over the years, drugs and guns flood the area making gang war inevitable. An aspiring photographer tries to stay straight and earn a living in this environment. Superb Brazilian thriller

DVD. Portuguese. Thriller. Crime.
Widescreen format.
Published S.l.: Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2003
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Statement of responsibility: a film directed by Fernando Meirelles
BBFC classification: 18
Note: Buena Vista Home Entertainment D 888789.
Note: Film released in 2002.
Note: Cast includes Matheus Nachtergaele; Alexandre Rodrigues; Leandro Firmino; Jonathan Haagensen.
Note: Based on the novel by Paulo Lins.
Language note: Portuguese dialogue with English subtitles.
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (124 min.) : sd., col.
Subject: Feature films Brazil.
Added Entry: Cidade de Deus.


  1. DVD includes short documentary on conflict between gangs and cops in Rio's slums, entitled News from a private war.