Director Fernando Meirelles and scenarist Bráulio Mantovani might be faulted for crafting a film which really has few shades of gray. It was released on 30 August 2002 Brazil. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by the point of view of the narrator, Buscapé. Drei junge Leute stehen im Mittelpunkt der Handlung: Gangleader Benny Phelipe Haagensen , allseits geachtet, weil er Konflikte auch schon mal ohne Waffen löst, dazu Bennys Juniorpartner Lil' Dice, ein Psychopath reinsten Wassers, und schließlich Rocket, der die Knarre gegen die Kamera getauscht hat. Younger kids watch and learn well.
In den Favelas von Rio de Janiero bestimmen seit etwa drei Jahrzehnten gut organisierte Straßenbanden, wo es lang geht. As Busca-Pé is not the real protagonist of the film--only the narrator--he is not the one who makes the decisions that will determine the sequence of events. Nevertheless, not only his life is attached to what happens in the story, but it is also through Busca-Pé's perspective of life that one can understand the complicated layers and humanity of a world, apparently condemned to endless violence. Brazil, 1960s, City of God. Over and over again City of God defies expectations by leading the viewer down totally unforeseen paths, until suddenly about two thirds of the way through the film, the battle lines have been drawn, and Li'l Zé, now an adult, is involved in a deadly serious turf war with another thug named Knockout Ned Seu Jorge. City of God plays with time almost like Russian nesting dolls, unfolding one fractured flashback within another so that time becomes as senseless as the lives many of those caught in the favelas. An anecdote about Goose, his doomed older brother, segues into a tangentially related story about Shorty, an older man who ends up committing a horrific crime which is at least partially attributable to Goose's behavior.
Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. As a bullet flies toward Rocket, we're catapulted back in time to the sixties, when the major characters were much younger. Rocket Alexandre Rodrigues wanders into the melee caused by the errant bird and the crowd chasing it, just as he discusses with a friend his dreams of getting out of the favela by pursuing a career in photography, if only he can escape the clutches of notorious slum thug Li'l Zé Leandro Firmino da Hora , who Rocket avers is out to kill him. All he wants to do is take pictures. The film's content : Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
Incredibly scenic, with a gorgeous half moon beach bordering the teal ocean waters the lap at the city's edge, and with such iconic attractions as the giant statue of Christ which adorns Corcovado, Rio seems to scintillate with the rhythms of the samba, alive with 24 hour a day partygoers and seemingly without a care in the world. Reviewed by , December 11, 2011 From the outside, Rio de Janeiro seems to be one of the most fabulously glamorous metropolises in the world. Sueña con ser el criminal más peligroso de Río de Janeiro y empieza su aprendizaje haciendo recados para los delincuentes locales. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes: The eyes of an artist. City of God advertised itself as having been based on a true story, and while there's no doubt some hyperbolic fictionalizing at work in this film adaptation, there's also the ring of truth about it on a fundamental level. Dos vidas paralelas en Cidade de Deus. Dialogue is crisp, clear and well prioritized with the music and effects.
Synopsis Brazil, 1960s, City of God. It's a disturbing and pretty depressing piece that chronicles the slow slide into degradation that many residents of the favelas experience, and how the proliferation of both drugs and guns have made life intolerable for many if not most who are ensnared in this stratum of Brazil's socioeconomic system. By accident, he becomes a professional photographer, gaining his freedom. All he wants to do is take pictures. Fernando Meirelles schuf das bildgewaltige Meisterwerk nach einem über 700 Seiten umfassenden Bestseller von Paulo Lins.
This Blu-ray looks fine and sounds fantastic, and the release comes Recommended. He grows up in a very violent environment. Rocket is the unlikely and unwitting intermediary for no other reason than that he's been around for so long and interacted with both of these characters for virtually his whole life. The tale tells the stories of many characters whose lives sometimes intersect. Like a slightly stoned narrator might, Rocket's reminiscences branch off into unexpected territory at the drop of a hat. A showdown seems to be brewing with several guns aimed directly in Rocket's direction. Some sequences, as in the swimming hole segment early in the film, suffer from quite noticeable softness, and perhaps those were done by a second unit with different equipment.
Tímido y delicado, observa a los niños duros de su barrio, sus robos, sus peleas, sus enfrentamientos diarios con la policía. It turns out Rocket's older brother Goose is one of a trio of amateur criminals who act as the City of God's group Robin Hood, robbing passing rice trucks and passing out food and cash to the locals. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. It stars Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Meirelles and his cinematographer César Charlone cast the favela in an impossibly golden hue a lot of the time and that creates a dusty saffron ambience that is distinctly at odds with the gritty lives the characters are leading.
That actually helps to make the film incredibly visceral and impactful, but it also lends the film a certain hyperbolic air that some may find objectionable and even a detriment to the film's message. Director: Writer: Starring: , , , , , Producers: , » City of God Blu-ray Review Bless the beasts and the children. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. His redemption is that he's been given an artist's point of view as a keen-eyed photographer. Even the gritty ambience of Black Orpheus might seem glamorous in comparison to the depiction of life in the favelas in City of God, the acclaimed 2002 film based on an equally acclaimed autobiographical book by Paulo Lins. Though the musical content of the Marcel Ophuls film was obviously of major interest to me and incredibly exciting, what really threw me for a loop was the sight of Rio's favelas slums , teeming shanty towns that are precariously attached to the near vertical topography that surrounds the main downtown core of the city.
The young child Li'l Zé portrayed by Douglas Silva at this age in a frighteningly vicious performance wants in on the action and dreams of one day taking over all of the criminal activity in the City of God. Several close calls seem to spell an end to the fowl, and yet it manages somehow to survive. The odds are all against him. Welcome to the City of God. Some of Charlone's naturalistic lighting creates incredible plays of shadow and light, and those help to make City of God incredibly moody and ominous a lot of the time. But considering how dark as in dimly lit a lot of this film is, shadow detail is well above average even when contrast fluctuates from sequence to sequence. Li'l Zé known at this point in his life as Li'l Dice is put out that they won't let him take part in the actual robbery and he decides to take matters into his own hands.
This riveting documentary explores the ravages that the drug trade has had on the favelas the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Younger kids watch and learn well. Ciudad de Dios Ciudad de Dios Pelicula Basada en hechos reales, cuenta la historia del crecimiento del crimen organizado en los suburbios de la ciudad de Río de Janeiro, desde finales de los años sesenta hasta el comienzo de los ochenta, cuando el tráfico de drogas y la violencia impusieron su ley entre la miseria de las favelas. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. Rocket seems somehow strangely immune to the forces at work around him, a sort of chicken desperately trying to fly flee? But part of that message is indeed that the socioeconomic forces surrounding these kids is shaping their lives in unimaginable ways.