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City of God

2h 4m

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Two kids living in a poor suburb of Rio de Janeiro have different asks from life. While one aims to rule the cartel, the other wants to be a photographer. Where does life take them?

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Details about City of God Movie :

Movie Released Date
30 Aug 2002
  • Crime
  • Drama
  • Action
Audio Languages:
  • English
  • Alexandre Rodrigues
  • Leandro Firmino da Hora
  • Matheus Nachtergaele
  • Douglas Silva
  • Jonathan Haagensen
  • Fernando Meirelles
  • Katia Lund

Keypoints about City of God :

1. Total Movie duration: 2h 4m

2. Audio Languages: English

About City of God Movie: An Epic Tale

City of God is a Brazilian crime film based on the true story of the rise of organized crime in the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Cidade de Deus (City of God) between the 1960s and the 1980s.

The movie depicts the lives of several characters growing up in the violent, poverty-stricken favelas of Rio. The story is narrated through the eyes of Rocket, a young aspiring photographer who is torn between his ambition to get out of the slums and the loyalty he feels towards his childhood friend, Li'l Zé, a ruthless gang leader who controls the drug trade in the area.

City of God Movie Release Date on OTT

The English Film City of God was released on 30th August, 2002. It is also available for streaming on ZEE5 OTT platform.  

City of God Movie Plot

The movie follows the story of a group of young men growing up in the City of God favela in Rio de Janeiro. The narrative focuses on the rise of organized crime and drug trafficking in the area, and the lives of the characters who become embroiled in the violence.

Rocket, the protagonist, dreams of becoming a photographer and getting out of the slums. His childhood friend, Li'l Zé, is a violent and unstable gang leader who wants to control the drug trade in the favela. As Li'l Zé's power grows, he becomes increasingly ruthless, and his actions have devastating consequences for those around him.

The movie depicts the lives of other key characters, such as Knockout Ned, Carrot, and Benny, as they navigate their way through the dangerous and unpredictable world of the favela.

City of God Movie Cast and Crew

The cast of City of God includes Alexandre Rodrigues as Rocket, Leandro Firmino as Li'l Zé, Phellipe Haagensen as Benny, Douglas Silva as Dadinho, and Seu Jorge as Knockout Ned. The movie was directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Kátia Lund.

Interesting Facts About the Movie City of God

1. Most of the actors in the film were non-professionals and were recruited from the favelas where the movie was filmed.

2. The movie's soundtrack features a mix of Brazilian popular music, samba, and funk carioca.

3. City of God was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

FAQs About City of God Movie

Q1. Is City of God based on a true story?

Yes, the movie is based on the true story of the rise of organized crime in the City of God favela in Rio de Janeiro.

Q2. What is the runtime of City of God?

The movie has a runtime of approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Q3. Has the movie won any awards?

Yes, City of God has won numerous awards, including four Academy Award nominations.

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