Cidade de Deus (City of God)




 
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March 8th, 2006  
Setback
 
 

Topic: Cidade de Deus (City of God)


This was the best foreign film I've ever seen. In fact it's one of the best movies I've ever seen period. If anyone else has seen it, what did you think?
March 8th, 2006  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
whats it about?

thought it was war etc.. heh
March 8th, 2006  
Setback
 
 
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Plot/Outline: Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a housing project built in the 1960's that--in the early 80's--became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro. The tale tells the stories of many characters whose lives sometimes intersect. However, all is seen through the eyes of a singular narrator: Busca-Pé, a poor black youth too frail and scared to become an outlaw but also to smart to be content with underpaid, menial jobs. He grows up in a very violent environment. The odds are all against him. But Busca-Pé soon discovers that he can see reality differently than others. His redemption is that he's been given an artist's point of view as a keen-eyed photographer. As Busca-Pé is not the real protagonist of the film--only the narrator--he is not the one who makes the decisions that will determine the sequence of events. Nevertheless, not only his life is attached to what happens in the story, but it is also through Busca-Pé's perspective of life that one can understand the complicated layers and humanity of a world, apparently condemned to endless violence.
Apparently it isin't terribly well-known.
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March 15th, 2006  
sven hassell
 
 
Its a great movie.
Saw it when it came out at my local arty type cinema(only shows foreign films).The TV spin off series is crap though I've heard(not seen it though).