City of God
Original Title: Cidade de Deus
Country of Origin: Brazil
Production year: 2002
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 4-895033-736219
Running time: 2:04 (124 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 09, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#576)
Status: Available
Purchase date: February 19, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
SRP: $75,00 HKD
Purchase place:  • YesAsia
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
The main character in Cidade de Deus is not a person. It is a place. Cidade de Deus is a poor housing project started in the 60s that became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro by the beginning of the 80s.

In order to portray the location, the film presents the stories of several characters, with Buscape, the narrator, as a linkage in between. Buscape is a poor black kid too frail and scared to become an outlaw but also to smart to be content with an underpaid job.

Buscape is not the real protagonist of the film, he's not the one who leads progression, he's not the one who makes the decision on what happens next. Nevertheless, not only his life is attached to what happens in the story but it is also through his perspective of life that we understand the humanity of a world apparently condemned to endless violence.
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Genres
Action
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Panorama Distributions
Audio format
PortugueseDTS
PortugueseDD
PortugueseDD
Subtitles
Chinese
English
Tags
Region
Region: 3
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Extras
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Crew
Direction
Fernando Meirelles....Director
Writing
Paulo Lins....Original Material By
Bráulio Mantovani....Screenwriter
Production
Andrea Barata Ribeiro....Producer
Mauricio Andrade Ramos....Producer
Elisa Tolomelli....Executive Producer
Cinematography
César Charlone....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Daniel Rezende....Film Editor
Music
Ed Cortês....Composer
Antonio Pinto....Composer
Sound
Martín Hernández....Sound Designer
Rudy Pi....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Tulé Peak....Production Designer
Cast
Alexandre Rodrigues....Buscapé
Leandro Firmino da Hora....Zé Pequeno
Phellipe Haagensen....Bené
Douglas Silva....Dadinho
Jonathan Haagensen....Cabeleira
Matheus Nachtergaele....Sandro Cenoura
Seu Jorge....Mané Galinha
Jefechander Suplino....Alicate
Alice Braga....Angélica
Emerson Gomes....Barbantinho
Edson Oliveira....Barbantinho Adulto
Michel De Souza Gomes....Bené Criança
Roberta Rodrigues....Berenice
Luis Otávio....Buscapé Criança
Maurício Marques....Cabeção
Gustavo Engracia....Editor do Jornal
Darlan Cunha....Filé-com-Fritas
Robson Rocha....Gelson
Thiago Martins....Lampião
Leandra Miranda....Lúcia Maracanã
Graziella Moretto....Marina Cintra
Renato de Souza....Marreco
Karina Falcão....Mulher do Paraíba
Sabrina Rosa....Namorada do Galinha
Rubens Sabino....Neguinho
Marcos 'Kikito' Junqueira....Otavio
Edson Montenegro....Pai Buscapé
Gero Camilo....Paraíba
Felipe Silva....Rafael
Daniel Zettel....Thiago
Charles Paraventi....Uncle Sam
Luiz Carlos Ribeiro Seixas....Touro
Paulo 'Jacaré' César....Tuba
Danielle Ornellas....Vizinha do Paraíba