City of God
CITY OF GOD (CIDADE DE DEUS) (18)
D: Fernando Meirelles
Miramax/O2/Globo/Lumiere/Studio Canal/Wild Bunch (Andrea Barata Ribiero & Mauricio Andrade Ramos)
Brazil 🇧🇷 2002 (released 2003)
W: Braulio Mantovani [based on the novel by Paolo Lins]
DP: Cesar Charlone
Ed: Daniel Rezende
Mus: Antonio Pinto & Ed Côrtes
Matheus Nachtergaele (Sandro Cenoura), Seu Jorge (Mane Galinha), Alexandre Rodrigues (Buscape), Leandro Firmino da Hora (Ze Pequeno), Phellipe Haagensen (Bene), Jonathan Haagensen (Cabeleira), Douglas Silva (Dadinho), Roberta Rodrigues (Berenice)
Based on a brutal, compelling story of rival gangs in Brazilian shanty towns, with members fighting over control of the drug trade from a young age, continuing into adulthood.
Many said this was Brazil's answer to Pulp Fiction, but aside from a non-linear narrative, a rich assembly of characters and the portrayal of personal struggles against the backdrop of crime & violence there are very little comparisons, aside from the fact that they are both excellent films.