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Title City of God [videorecording] = Cidade de Deus / Miramax Films ; BR apresenta ; Lei Do Audiovisual Ministério da Cultura ; Walter Salles e Donald K. Ranvaud apresentam ; uma realização O2 Filmes e Videofilmes ; co-produção Globo Filmes, Lumière e Wild Bunch ; um filme de Fernando Meirelles ; produção, Andrea Barata Ribeiro e Maurício Andrade Ramos ; roteiro [screenplay], Braulio Mantovani ; co-direção, Katia Lund ; direção, Fernando Meirelles.

Publication Info. [São Paulo, Brazil] : O2 Filmes ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., [2003?]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Po CIT    Available
Description 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series Miramax award-winning collection
Miramax award-winning collection.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Language In Brazilian Portuguese with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and English for the hearing impaired. Closed-captioned.
Note Do romance de [(Based on) the novel by] Paulo Lins.
Cast Alexandre Rodrigues (Buscapé/Rocket), Leandro Firmino da Hora (Zé Pequeno/L'il Zé), Phellipe Haagensen (Bené), Douglas Silva (Dadinho), Jonathan Haagensen (Cabeleira), Matheus Nachtergaele (Sandro Cenoura), Seu Jorge (Mané Galinha).
Credits Cinematografia, César Charlone ; montagem [editor], Daniel Rezende ; direção de arte [art direction], Tulé Peake ; música original, Antonio Pinto e Ed Côrtes ; figurino [costumes] Bia Salgado e Inès Salgado.
Event Originally produced as a Brazilian motion picture in 2002.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated R for strong brutal violence, sexuality, drug content, and language.
Summary Built in the 1960s, Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a sprawling housing project built to keep the poor as far as possible from Rio's glamorous beaches and resorts. By the 1980s, it has degenerated into a war zone so dangerous that visitors from outside risk being shot to death on sight, a poisonous stew of poverty, drugs, and crime. "If you run away, they get you, and if you stay, they get you, too," says Rocket, who wants to be a photographer. Rocket's brother, friends, and neighbors begin with truck stick-ups, which lead to brothel hold-ups that lead to murder that leads to coke dealing that leads to street brawls with armies of gun-toting 11-year-olds. Soon a full-scale gang war rages in the City of God--understandably not covered by wary Rio photojournalists--but just the opportunity Rocket needs to make his move, get a job at a newspaper, and get out.
Contents Chasing the chicken -- In the city of God -- Motel job -- See no evil -- Shorty suspects -- Buried alive -- Seventies -- Apartment -- L'il Zé -- Local drug trade -- Bené's new 'do' -- Runts -- Hand or foot -- Knockout Ned -- Goodnight sweet prince -- Killing spree -- Ned goes over -- Rampage -- Rocket -- Take my picture -- Front page -- Guns like candy -- Bloodbath -- Rocket sees all -- End credits.
Note Special features: News from a personal war [featurette] (57 min.); Sneak peeks [trailers] (5 min.).
Awards Winner, 2003 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize: Melhor Filme (Best Picture); Melhor Diretor (Best Director)--Fernando Meirelles; Melhor Roteiro Adaptado (Best Screenplay, Adapted)--Braulio Mantovani; Melhor Fotografia (Best Cinematography)--César Charlone; Melhor Montagem (Best Editing)--Daniel Rezende; Melhor Som (Best Sound)--Guilherme Ayrosa, Paulo Ricardo Nunes, Alessandro Laroca, Alejandro Quevedo, Carlos Honc, Roland N. Thai, Rudy Pi, Adam Sawelson.
Subject Lins, Paulo, 1958- -- Film adaptations.
Young men -- Drama.
Gangs -- Drama.
Urban poor -- Drama.
Photographers -- Drama.
Juvenile delinquents -- Drama.
Squatter settlements -- Drama.
Cities and towns -- Brazil -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, Portuguese.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Salles, Walter, producer.
Ranvaud, Donald, producer.
Ribeiro, Andrea Barata, producer.
Ramos, Maurício Andrade, producer.
Mantovani, Bráulio, screenwriter.
Meirelles, Fernando, director.
Rodrigues, Alexandre, 1983- actor.
Firmino, Leandro, 1978- actor.
Lund, Kátia, director.
Haagensen, Phellipe, 1984- actor.
Haagensen, Jonathan, 1983- actor.
Silva, Douglas, actor.
Nachtergaele, Matheus, 1969- actor.
Seu Jorge, 1970-
Lins, Paulo, 1958- Cidade de Deus.
Miramax Films.
Petróleo Brasileiro, S.A.
Brazil. Ministério da Cultura.
02 Filmes (Firm).
VideoFilmes (Firm).
Globo Filmes (Firm).
Lumiere (Firm).
Wild Bunch (Firm).
Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm).
Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm).
Added Title Cidade de Deus
Cidade de Deus (Motion picture).
ISBN 0788847767
Standard No. 786936223897
Music No. 031545 Miramax Home Entertainment

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