🎦 City of God full movie HD download (Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund) - Crime, Drama. 🎬
City of God
Brazil, France
Crime, Drama
IMDB rating:
Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
Alexandre Rodrigues as Buscapé Criança - Young Rocket
Leandro Firmino as Dadinho - Li'l Dice
Phellipe Haagensen as Bené Criança - Young Benny
Douglas Silva as Dadinho - Li'l Dice
Jonathan Haagensen as Cabeleira - Shaggy
Matheus Nachtergaele as Sandro Cenoura - Carrot
Seu Jorge as Mané Galinha - Knockout Ned
Jefechander Suplino as Alicate - Clipper
Alice Braga as Angélica
Emerson Gomes as Barbantinho - Stringy
Edson Oliveira as Barbantinho Adulto - Older Stringy
Michel de Souza as Bené Criança - Young Benny
Roberta Rodrigues as Berenice - Bernice
Luis Otávio as Buscapé Criança - Young Rocket
Storyline: Brazil, 1960's, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970's: Li'l Zé has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bené is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980's: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God.
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City of god is a different film. Its one of a kind. There aren't many films like it. There is a fair bit of criticism standing against this movie. Such as it being too violent, not appealing to everyone or it being in Portuguese, therefore being subtitled. Without these factors 'City of god' is an almost perfect movie. I don't mind those factors. I don't mind it being violent or being in Portuguese , just that some people do.

Its a long movie, that makes a lot sense, its incredibly interesting and its got a bit of everything ,due to the unclear plot. The child actors in the movie are also very good.This makes it even better. You can tell the film was very well thought out, with great ideas and really well made with an obvious large amount of effort put into the making. The ending is really good an ends the movie perfectly.

'City of god' also widens your awareness massively of the poverty, drugs , police abuse and general danger young adults and children experience in these environments and developing countries. This film was set in Brazil. Despite all the violence, the movie is being looked at from the perspective of a non-violent individual.I recommend this movie for any adult , due to it being a bit too much for children. GREAT MOVIE DEFINITELY WATCH IT
It is a film that don't have the history of hero of 1000 faces. It explain the basic corruption on Brazil. I's a story of Tadim (Zé pequeno), a boy who grew up in the "favela" and who was forced to enter the world of crime early on. He killed several people, robbed, corrupted, etc. A brutal and impressive film that I highly recommend Great, great great...
Of how a chicken escaped alive
Let's imagine for a split-second that you have not read a line about 'City of God' as you click Play in your remote. As the footage starts, the camera snaps back and forth in a frenzy, people dance the samba, a party is on the make, a poor chicken watches as her mates become chicken wings. And hence we get to the big chicken run. It's the most brilliant scene of the whole movie - in fact, the whole movie revolves around it. Around this frantic scene and the shooting that follows and that sadly shows the reality of thousands of Brazilians in Rio and elsewhere. There is no space in Paulo Lins' novel for the idle hedonism of 'Capitães da Areia', the renown Jorge Amado classic that tells us the story of a junior delinquent gang in the streets of Salvador in Bahia. 'City of God' simply has no space. Not even space for the viewer. From the first scene onwards, you are permanently reminded that you aren't but a viewer, that you are outside, that you have absolutely not the slightest-faintest-slimmest idea of what it feels like to be inside. The narrative structure is a strike of genius in that sense. Not that it was a cutting-edge idea - it has been done time and time again. But the manipulation of at least three hand-held cameras, the constant sound of samba and the relapses of the story, together with the sheer vivacity of the original dialogues (mind you, I do mean the original, extremely nuanced Rio favela-slang Portuguese dialogues!!) make the movie possible to be watched without post-traumatic-stress. You are outside, and you know it. Your whole body is either stiff or numb, uncomfortable in any case. That strange butterfly-cold-revolving sensation in your stomach reminds you that you are not comfortable. The way you breathe (or don't)reminds you that you're not comfortable. The way you bite your knuckles or shake your head in disbelief, perhaps the dampness of your eyes when that young child cries in fear of being shot dead reminds you that you are not comfortable, that this is not your world. Sometimes, in your deep discomfort, your thoughts will go ashtray, only to be rescued back by the next still, the next title, the nest flashback that requires your attention. That is the stylistic exercise that achieves the objective of keeping you focused and in your seat. That is the role Meirelles responsibly takes as film director.

The rooftops of 'City of God' in the '60s remind me of Soweto. The street scenes in the '60s remind me of Soweto, Jo'burg today. Or Gaza. Or Bagdad. Or Monrovia. Or Mogadiscio. Or Rio, for the matter. See a pattern here? There is no innocence any more. There is simply the ignorance that another life is possible outside those impossible invisible walls of the favela. There is crime and punishment, cause and consequence, shoot and shoot-back, or better yet, shoot-before. It could be a war anywhere in the world. Yet, it's the city you choose to go to for holiday. You'll be dazzled after you watch these 130 minutes. Meirelles allows you the luxury of enjoying the story, despite the violence contained in it. But do stop to think about it for a minute afterwards. Think: how many of those real-life actors, casted in a real-life favela in Rio do you believe had a similar fate since 2002? Think again. This is the harsh reality. Imagine this was a documentary - you would need counseling after watching. But you do need to know what lies behind Morro-do-Pão-de-Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain). Some wars happen in the gut of our society - in Rio as in Paris or L.A., and 'City of God' is there to remind you.

And, well, contrarily to what you thought, the worse in Rio is not that your camera gets knacked. Now you've learned that you'll never see the worse, lucky you... F.y.i., the chicken escapes alive (clever chicken!).
City of God was Incredible
I knew nothing of this film before I saw it by chance in a rare Pub open screening, but boy was I glad I got the chance to take a look. I was riveted all night - I completely ignored my friends! I thought it was an awesome re-enactment of a true story - powerful, moving, raw, real - and even funny in parts. I walked away afterwards, beaming. It's rare a great film like this is made, especially these days. I gave it ten out of ten. Please see it if you can.
One of the most impressive (not to mention important) films of the last few years
The title "City of God" is steeped in irony, which becomes all too apparent to the viewer within minutes of watching this. Despite a few points of stylistic influence (namely "Goodfellas"), "City of God" is one of the most memorable films of the new millennium. It uses the sort of flashy editing and quick cuts made popular in mainstream cinema. While this technique can be very tiresome and headache inducing (witness anything by Michael Bay or McG), it can occasionally be used for good effect. To truly capture the frantic danger of the slums of Rio de Janeiro you need truly kinetic film-making to complement it. This film is a triumph in that sense. The film becomes quickly paced as all hell but to its own advantage. You often feel as if you're the center of the action presented on screen. In addition to the mind-blowing style of the film, it actually has an engrossing story to tell with interesting and sympathetic characters.

A film such as this needs a sense of epic for the proceedings to truly work. Therefor we follow the characters throughout the years and through the good times and bad. Despite how horrible the actions they commit, we really get a sense of feel for every person in the film. "City of God" is a completely (and sadly) realistic work. Hopefully this film will call attention to what is taking place in the favelas, because its an unfortunate situation that has been devoid of amnesty for too long. "City of God" is slightly flawed (it can become confusing occasionally and the style grows slightly thin towards the end), but overall its one of the most impressive (not to mention important) films of the last few years. (8/10)
A magnificent film
This Brazilian film is extremely reminiscent of "Goodfellas" in the way it tells a complex story with many characters and jumps around in time, telling a story up to a point, and then jumping back to establish more context. It's also a visually inventive and immensely entertaining story about criminals, told from the POV of someone in the middle of the action, and creates understanding about why these people are criminals without compromising on the brutal nature of their lives. It's also, like "Goodfellas", loosely based on fact. This isn't just like "Goodfellas", it's almost as good as it.
Review and Editing
The movie takes place in the 1970s in the poverty neighborhoods of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. There are two main characters in the film; Alexandre Rodrigues better known as "Rocket",who wants to be a photographer who documents the drug violence in Rio, and Leandro Firmino better known as "Li'l Zé" who is a drug dealer, and who uses Rocket as his photographer to advertise his violence and strength. The movie mainly revolves around Li'l Zé and his strength and violence that he causes throughout the film from when he was a kid to where he is at modern time in the film. Throughout the film, it shows you how dangerous the streets are of Rio and the type of lifestyle they actually lived in during that time. The movie uses some interesting editing techniques throughout the film like parallel editing and cross-cutting in between scenes. This makes the film even better to watch, because it keeps your attention and makes the situations in the film much more interesting to watch. The editing in the film is well put together and captures your attention. The editing in the film also gives you a better perspective of when each scene takes place by the type of editing that is done. You can also see the cool editing from the beginning of the film. If you are into action movies and non-fiction films, I highly recommend this movie. If you can't handle violence then this may not be the film for you. Overall, it's a great movie based on a true story that will capture your attention from the beginning. This movie isn't in English so it presents itself like your watching an actual film from when it was actually happening.
a mixture of brilliance and utter disturbance
this movie is pseudo-documentary meets Little Rascals meets Peter Parker meets Scarface meets Godfather meets Lord of the Flies meets so many other classics. it's not derivative at all, but it certainly makes you compare elements to the all-time greats of entertainment.

you hope for closure for our young photographer narrator but never quite get it, coming to the realization that this City of God is truly the Land of the Damned, even today subject to profound political corruption and gang violence. this isn't your Rio from the travel brochures...

it's quite sad that more people haven't seen this film while it's been out in arthouses and other cinemas around the country. i hope someone who hadn't seen the movie will read this and be spurred to at least rent it.

verdict: 10/10.
A Mindblowing Masterpiece!
This movie is absolutely amazing! It is a cinematic tour de force. It is undoubtedly one of the top ten best movies ever made. Comparable to American masterpieces such as Goodfellas or Pulp Fiction. But it is its own unique film.

It is based on a true story of one boys desperate attempt to survive and escape the city of god (the slums of Rio de Janeiro) a truly brutal and violent place. A place where murders, holdups, drugs, and criminals are commonplace.

This film announces the presences of a truly talented filmmaker, Fernando Meirelles. He directs this film with a ferocious, frantic, intensity perfectly merging every aspect of the film. He uses many different filming tricks from split screen to freeze frame. Each one is used at exactly the right time for the exact right reasons.

All of this combines to make an unforgettably perfect cinematic masterpiece that i highly recommend. 10/10 A++
This movie in effect is fast paced and hard to follow
I have seen this movie only recently (2005) and it's easily one of the better foreign films I have seen. Actually, it's probably just about one of the best films I had ever seen.

The characters really make this movie come alive with each of their compelling personalities shining though in the backdrop of oppressive conditions and constant violence. One thing which clearly comes to mind is "Lil' Dice's" ear to ear smile - so vivid and yet so ironic since he personifies pure evil.

The City of God is a world you don't want to visit, it won't be featured on a post card, and it's said to be the city ignored by god himself. This movie makes you feel uncomfortable, puts you on the edge of your seat -- you are right into the middle of the City and you too are caught up in it's violent temptation. More importantly, it's about the triumph of the human spirit against all odds.

This movie in effect is fast paced and hard to follow (with the added stress of subtitles over Portuguese), but it's worth it; and in fact really adds to the impetuous and impulsive undertones of the movie. In addition, the quintessential Brazilian music blending into the film like a well made Caprahina makes it feel authentic like the Italian music in the God Father.

You see the flaws of these men played out in an almost fatalistic nature -- hated, greed, futility; and in it all we see ourselves, our own flaws, and our own condition.
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📹 City of God full movie HD download 2002 - Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Jonathan Haagensen, Matheus Nachtergaele, Seu Jorge, Jefechander Suplino, Alice Braga, Emerson Gomes, Edson Oliveira, Michel de Souza, Roberta Rodrigues, Luis Otávio, Maurício Marques - Brazil, France. 📀