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22,121 Ratings

City of God

Cidade de Deus

Brazil, France, 2002
Crime, Drama, Thriller


In the poverty-stricken favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s, two young men choose different paths. Rocket is a budding photographer who documents the increasing drug-related violence of his neighborhood, while José “Zé” Pequeno is an ambitious drug dealer diving into a dangerous life of crime.

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City of God Directed by Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2004 | 4 nominations including: Best Director

Independent Spirit Awards

2004 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

Toronto International Film Festival

2002 | Winner: Visions Award - Special Citation

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