City of God (2002)

City of God is a 2002 Brazilian crime film directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund. The film is set in the Cidade de Deus neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro and follows the lives of several young people as they become involved in the city's criminal underworld.

City of God was a commercial and critical success, receiving widespread praise for its realistic portrayal of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro and its compelling and emotionally powerful storytelling. It was nominated for four Academy Awards and won numerous other awards.

The film features strong performances by its cast, particularly by Alexandre Rodrigues as the protagonist, Rocket, and is known for its intense and violent action scenes. It also explores themes of poverty, violence, and the cycle of crime in disadvantaged communities. If you're a fan of crime films or are interested in social issues, City of God is definitely worth checking out.

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