City of God

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Crime
  • Release year: 2002
  • Running time: 130 min
Celebrated with worldwide acclaim, this powerful true story of crime and redemption has won numerous prestigious awards around the globe! The streets of the world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's "City of God" are a place where combat photographers... read more
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Celebrated with worldwide acclaim, this powerful true story of crime and redemption has won numerous prestigious awards around the globe! The streets of the world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's "City of God" are a place where combat photographers fear to tread, police rarely go and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. In the midst of the oppressive crime and violence, a frail and scared young boy will grow up to discover that he can view the harsh realities of his surroundings with a different eye, the eye of an artist. In the face of impossible odds, his brave ambition to become a professional photographer becomes a window into his world and ultimately his way out!

Original Release

02/05/2002

US Release

08/31/2002

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Cast

Alexandre Rodrigues Buscapé - Rocket
Leandro Firmino Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé
Phellipe Haagensen Bené - Benny
Douglas Silva Dadinho - Li'l Dice
Jonathan Haagensen Cabeleira - Shaggy
Matheus Nachtergaele Sandro Cenoura - Carrot
Seu Jorge Mané Galinha - Knockout Ned
Jefechander Suplino Alicate - Clipper
Alice Braga Angélica
Roberta Rodrigues Berenice - Bernice
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Writers

Paulo Lins, Bráulio Mantovani

Cast

Alexandre Rodrigues Buscapé - Rocket
Leandro Firmino Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé
Phellipe Haagensen Bené - Benny
Douglas Silva Dadinho - Li'l Dice
Jonathan Haagensen Cabeleira - Shaggy
Matheus Nachtergaele Sandro Cenoura - Carrot
Seu Jorge Mané Galinha - Knockout Ned
Jefechander Suplino Alicate - Clipper
Alice Braga Angélica
Roberta Rodrigues Berenice - Bernice
Luis Otávio Buscapé Criança - Young Rocket
Darlan Cunha Filé-com-Fritas - Steak and Fries
Thiago Martins Lampião
Gero Camilo Paraíba - Shorty
Daniel Zettel Thiago - Tiago
Charles Paraventi Tio Sam - Uncle Sam
Dani Ornellas Vizinha do Paraíba - Shorty's Neighbor (as Danielle Ornellas)
Micael Caixa Baixa - Runts / Caixa Baixa - Runts (as Micael Borges)
Babú Santana Grande - Big Boy (as Alexandre Santana)
Mary Sheila Mulher do Neguinho - Blacky's Wife (as Mary Sheyla de Paula)

Producers

Editors

Daniel Rezende

2004OscarBest Director Nominated
2004OscarBest Writing, Adapted Screenplay Nominated
2004OscarBest Cinematography Nominated
2004OscarBest Film Editing Nominated
2003Golden GlobeBest Foreign Language Film Nominated
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