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City of God

Cidade de Deus

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Directed by Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
Brazil, France, 2002
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

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.

Synopsis

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 GodDirected byFernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2002
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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