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Midweek Movies: City of God (Cidade de Deus)

Released in 2002, City of God is a critically-acclaimed film set in a violent neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. It tells the story of two boys and the different paths they chose to take as they grew older; one of them ended up as a drug dealer, the other a photographer.

City of God is based on a true story depicting the difficult and dangerous life in a Brazilian suburb called “Cidade de Deus.” Buscapé (aka “Firecracker”) is the story’s protagonist, quietly dreaming of being a photographer while struggling to live an honest life among his chaotic neighborhood – plagued by organized crime, drugs, gangs, killing, betrayals and love.

Watch the trailer here:

A celebration of the return of our MiniMovies feature, Midweek Movies is a weekly series showcasing the best new films and some classic favorites. Want to create a cinematic masterpiece of your own? Find out how to create your own MiniMovie.

written by shhquiet


  1. vicuna


    Fantastic movie! Love it!

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  2. xer0_


    i absolutely love this movie.
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