Cidade De Deus (Portuguese) also known as City Of God, directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund is a 2002 Brazilian crime drama film.
The story was adapted by Bráulio Mantovani from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins, but the plot is loosely based on real events. It depicts the growth of organized crime in the Cidade de Deus suburb of Rio de Janeiro, between the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s, with the closure of the film depicting the war between the drug dealer Li’l Zé (former Li’l Dice) and vigilante-turned-criminal Knockout Ned,and yes,they show the pics of real criminals at the end of the movie.
The film is told in the most captivating narrative form which succeeds to enthrall and capture the audience to the very end.The character development of the movie is awesome and the acting is one of the best you will ever see.
It is a perfect blend of the structured and coherent cinematography along with the audacious dialogues which you will want to repeat for a long time.
The major achievement of the movie is the story-telling and the way the movie is cut loose in many scenes for the introduction of the characters which is later bound to the perfect timing.
The only drawback of the movie is that it’s in Portuguese so you will have to watch the subtitles to get the dialogues which often interrupts the trance it creates,but once you get the hang of the story,you want to just keep watching it and really don’t want it to end.The fire-fights,and the action sequences are realistic and never let you miss a scene,lest, a character should die and you should miss it.
I can reveal the plot of the movie but it will make the movie dull when you watch it so better watch it and experience it yourself.
So if you are interested in a mob-development movie,watch The City Of God.It is an intense experience
“At first,there are rules…
Then,there are some exceptions to the rules…
And then,the exceptions become new rules.”
-City Of God
Until Next Time,