The Resource City of God : Cidade de Deus, Miramax Films ; BR apresenta ; Lei Do Audiovisual Ministrio da Cultura ; Walter Salles e Donald K. Ranvaud apresentam ; uma realizaĐo O2 Filmes e Videofilmes ; co-produĐo Globo Filmes, Lumire e Wild Bunch ; um filme de Fernando Meirelles ; produĐo, Andrea Barata Ribeiro e Maur©Ưcio Andrade Ramos ; roteiro [screenplay], Braulio Mantovani ; co-direo, Katia Lund ; direĐo, Fernando Meirelles, (videorecording DVD)

City of God : Cidade de Deus, Miramax Films ; BR apresenta ; Lei Do Audiovisual Ministrio da Cultura ; Walter Salles e Donald K. Ranvaud apresentam ; uma realizaĐo O2 Filmes e Videofilmes ; co-produĐo Globo Filmes, Lumire e Wild Bunch ; um filme de Fernando Meirelles ; produĐo, Andrea Barata Ribeiro e Maur©Ưcio Andrade Ramos ; roteiro [screenplay], Braulio Mantovani ; co-direo, Katia Lund ; direĐo, Fernando Meirelles, (videorecording DVD)

Label
City of God : Cidade de Deus
Title
City of God
Title remainder
Cidade de Deus
Statement of responsibility
Miramax Films ; BR apresenta ; Lei Do Audiovisual Ministrio da Cultura ; Walter Salles e Donald K. Ranvaud apresentam ; uma realizaĐo O2 Filmes e Videofilmes ; co-produĐo Globo Filmes, Lumire e Wild Bunch ; um filme de Fernando Meirelles ; produĐo, Andrea Barata Ribeiro e Maur©Ưcio Andrade Ramos ; roteiro [screenplay], Braulio Mantovani ; co-direo, Katia Lund ; direĐo, Fernando Meirelles
Title variation
City of God
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • por
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • por
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
Related
Member of
Awards note
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)--Car 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. 4 Academy Award nominations, including Best Director - Fernando Meirelles.
Cataloging source
WIB
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematografia, Csar Charlone ; montagem [editor], Daniel Rezende ; direĐo de arte [art direction], TulPeake ; mðsica original, Antonio Pinto e Ed Cþrtes ; figurino [costumes] Bia Salgado e In·s Salgado
Date time place
Originally produced as a Brazilian motion picture in 2002
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for strong brutal violence, sexuality, drug content, and language
Language note
In Brazilian Portuguese with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and English for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Alexandre Rodrigues (Buscap/Rocket), Leandro Firmino da Hora (Z Pequeno/L'il Z), Phellipe Haagensen (Ben), Douglas Silva (Dadinho), Jonathan Haagensen (Cabeleira), Matheus Nachtergaele (Sandro Cenoura), Seu Jorge (Man Galinha)
Runtime
130
Series statement
Miramax award-winning collection
Technique
live action
Label
City of God : Cidade de Deus, Miramax Films ; BR apresenta ; Lei Do Audiovisual Ministrio da Cultura ; Walter Salles e Donald K. Ranvaud apresentam ; uma realizaĐo O2 Filmes e Videofilmes ; co-produĐo Globo Filmes, Lumire e Wild Bunch ; um filme de Fernando Meirelles ; produĐo, Andrea Barata Ribeiro e Maur©Ưcio Andrade Ramos ; roteiro [screenplay], Braulio Mantovani ; co-direo, Katia Lund ; direĐo, Fernando Meirelles, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Do romance de [(Based on) the novel by] Paulo Lins
  • Special features: News from a personal war [featurette] (57 min.); Sneak peeks [trailers] (5 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Chasing the chicken -- In the city of God -- Motel job -- See no evil -- Shorty suspects -- Buried alive -- Seventies -- Apartment -- L'il Z©♭ -- Local drug trade -- Ben'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
Control code
823230184
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398137269
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
30432
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)823230184
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
City of God : Cidade de Deus, Miramax Films ; BR apresenta ; Lei Do Audiovisual Ministrio da Cultura ; Walter Salles e Donald K. Ranvaud apresentam ; uma realizaĐo O2 Filmes e Videofilmes ; co-produĐo Globo Filmes, Lumire e Wild Bunch ; um filme de Fernando Meirelles ; produĐo, Andrea Barata Ribeiro e Maur©Ưcio Andrade Ramos ; roteiro [screenplay], Braulio Mantovani ; co-direo, Katia Lund ; direĐo, Fernando Meirelles, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Do romance de [(Based on) the novel by] Paulo Lins
  • Special features: News from a personal war [featurette] (57 min.); Sneak peeks [trailers] (5 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Chasing the chicken -- In the city of God -- Motel job -- See no evil -- Shorty suspects -- Buried alive -- Seventies -- Apartment -- L'il Z©♭ -- Local drug trade -- Ben'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
Control code
823230184
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398137269
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
30432
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)823230184
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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