The Chronicles of Riddick
Öga rött, Ett

Cidade de Deus (2002)
Crime,Drama
Brazil / Portuguese
"If you run you're dead...if you stay, you're dead again. Period. "
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
Michel de Souza Bené Criança - Young Benny (as Michel De Souza Gomes)
Edson Oliveira Barbantinho Adulto - Older Stringy
Emerson Gomes Barbantinho - Stringy
Alice Braga Angélica
Jefechander Suplino Alicate - Clipper
Seu Jorge Mané Galinha - Knockout Ned
Matheus Nachtergaele Sandro Cenoura - Carrot
Jonathan Haagensen Cabeleira - Shaggy
Douglas Silva Dadinho - Li'l Dice
Phellipe Haagensen Bené - Benny
Leandro Firmino Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé
Alexandre Rodrigues Buscapé - Rocket
Roberta Rodrigues Berenice - Bernice
Luis Otávio Buscapé Criança - Young Rocket
Maurício Marques Cabeção - Melonhead
Gustavo Engracia Editor do Jornal - Rogerio Reis
Darlan Cunha Filé-com-Fritas - Steak and Fries
Robson Rocha Gelson - Gerson
Thiago Martins Lampião
Leandra Miranda Lúcia Maracanã
Graziela Moretto Marina Cintra (as Graziella Moretto)
Renato de Souza Marreco - Goose
Karina Falcão Mulher do Paraíba - Shorty's Wife
Sabrina Rosa Namorada do Galinha - Knockout's Girlfriend
Rubens Sabino Neguinho - Blacky
Marcos 'Kikito' Junqueira Otávio
Edson Montenegro Pai Buscapé - Rocket's Father
Gero Camilo Paraíba - Shorty
Felipe Silva Rafael
Daniel Zettel Thiago - Tiago
Charles Paraventi Tio Sam - Uncle Sam
Luiz Carlos Ribeiro Seixas Touro
Paulo 'Jacaré' César Tuba
Danielle Ornelas Vizinha do Paraíba - Shorty's Neighbor (as Danielle Ornellas)
Bernardo Santos Caixa Baixa - Runts
Diego Batista Caixa Baixa - Runts
Diego Ferreira Caixa Baixa - Runts
Marcio Vinicios Caixa Baixa - Runts
Micael Borges Caixa Baixa - Runts
Rafael de Castro Caixa Baixa - Runts
Ramon Francisco Caixa Baixa - Runts
Thiago Wallace Caixa Baixa - Runts
Alexander Cerqueira Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Alexandre 'China' Tavares Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
André Pires Martins Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
António Rodrigues Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Bartolomeu Braga Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Carlos Henrique Avernas Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Cláudio César Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Cleiton Ventura Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Damião Firmino Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Euclides Garcia Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Fábio Castor Conceição Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Felipe Nogueira Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Ivan Martins Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
John Lima Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Jonas Michel Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Leandro Lucas Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Leandro Dias Batista Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Lúcio Andrey Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Luis Carlos Rodrigues Oliveira Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Luís Nascimento Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Marcello Melo Junior Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Márcio Costa Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang / Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Mário Luiz Costa Oliveira Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Nelson Amaral Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Omar 'Mazinho' Barcelos Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Otto Amorim Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Peter Soares Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Rafael de Souza Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Roberto Miguez Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Rómulo 'Guinomo' Sech Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Ruy Vitório Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Sérgio Bispo Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Alex dos Santos Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Anderson Bruno Marques Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Anderson Lugão Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
André Luiz Mendes Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Antoni Guedes Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Bruno Ricardo Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Charles Samuel Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Éder Júlio Martins Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Eduardo 'BR' Piranha Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Erick Oliveira Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Fábio 'Dog' da Cunha Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Felipe Villela Mendonça Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Frederico Lins Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Guilherme Estevam Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Guilherme William Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Harlem Teixeira Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Leandro Gonçalves Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Leandro Lima Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Leiz Moreira Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Leonardo Melo Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Luis Carlos Oliveira Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Marcelo Melo Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang (as Marcello Melo)
Marcello 'Máscara' Alves Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Wallace Araújo Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Wallace Nascimento Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Wanderson 'Petão' Lopes Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Wellington Costa Ricardo Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Wemerson Gonçalves Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Wendel Barros Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Yuri Krushewsky Bando Cenoura - Carrot's Gang
Anderson Faria Cocotas - Groovies
Arlindo Lopes Cocotas - Groovies
Carol Meirelles Cocotas - Groovies
Carlos 'Lencinho' Smith Cocotas - Groovies
Christiano Cocotas - Groovies
Diego Mendes Cocotas - Groovies
Jéssica da Silva Cocotas - Groovies
Luciana Roque Cocotas - Groovies
Marina Mandonça Pinheiro Cocotas - Groovies
Michele Gonçalves Cocotas - Groovies
Pierre dos Santos Cocotas - Groovies
Renan Monteiro Cocotas - Groovies
Vinicius Faria Cocotas - Groovies
Delano Valentim Polícia - Police
Ed Money Polícia - Police
Fabiano Gonçalves Polícia - Police
Felipe Porto Polícia - Police
Francisco Marcos Polícia - Police
Leo Generoso Polícia - Police
Marcelo António Santos Polícia - Police
Marcelo Araújo Polícia - Police
Marcos Viana Polícia - Police
Maurício Figueiras Polícia - Police
Ricardo Lira Polícia - Police
Ricardo Rocha da Silva Polícia - Police
Wagner Mello Polícia - Police
Waldeck Roque Polícia - Police
Júlio César Siqueira Aristóteles
Denise Fonseca Ba
Adão Xalebaradã Exu (as Adão dos Santos Thiago)
Edward Boggiss Lustosa Garoto viciado - Addicted Kid
Guti Fraga Gerente do supermercado - Supermarket Manager
Babu Santana Grande - Big Boy (as Alexandre Santana)
Marcello Costa Irmão Mané Galinha - Knockout Ned's Brother (as Marcelo Costa)
Marcos Coutinho Irmão Mané Galinha - Knockout Ned's Brother
João Soares Jabá
Rafael Fontenele Jovem Trabalhador - Young Worker
Rosangela Rodrigues Mãe Buscapé - Rocket's Mother
Jota Farias Motorista do DKW - Driver
Mary Sheila Mulher do Neguinho - Blacky's Wife (as Mary Sheyla de Paula)
Gil Torres Mulher do Ônibus - Woman on Bus
Paulo Lins Pastor da Igreja - Shepherd of the Church
Christian Duurvoort Paulista - Man from São Paulo
Olivia Araújo Recepcionista do Motel - Motel Receptionist (as Olívia Araújo)
Sérgio Chapelin Himself - Reporter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tulé Peak Newspaper Employee (uncredited)
Director: Fernando Meirelles,Kátia Lund
Producer: Andrea Barata Ribeiro,Mauricio Andrade Ramos
Writer: Paulo Lins,Bráulio Mantovani
"One of the best films you'll ever see!"--Roger Ebert, does it live up to the hype?
The film revolves around the, 'City of God,' a favela (or ghetto) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a horrifying area where drug dealers run the community, and where children killing children is not an uncommon occurrence.

The story begins with the early stages of the City of God (in the 1960's) showing where many of the problems stem from- the extreme poverty, overcrowding etc. Here, in the early stages of the favela, we meet our main characters, along with the supporting cast. The story revolves mainly around two characters living in the favela, Rocket and Lil Ze, and how they take two different paths through life. Rocket's dream is to become a photographer and to escape the City of God while Lil Ze becomes a powerful gang leader and drug dealer.

The film offers an unflinching look at gang life in the City of God, as it follows the favela through three decades; the 60's, 70's and 80's, and shows how violence just spirals into more violence with the disturbingly high amounts of violence in the favela, most involving teenagers and children.

The direction, cinematography, and editing are all Oscar-worthy. The cinematography is some of the best I have ever seen- with a very visceral, jerky feel, very reminiscent of Saving Private Ryan. The editing is very frantic, which makes you feel like you are on the streets of the City of God, and the direction is flawless, seamlessly blending the many elements of the story.

The film was definitely one of the best films I have ever seen. The story, the direction, the cinematography, the editing and the acting all add up to make a excellent movie that I would recommend to all.

10/10, A+

Would also recommend: Bus 174 and Carandiru

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Imdb rating: 8.8
Musician: Ed Cortês
Running time: 135 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2008-01-02 12:09:10