City of God

Plot: The film is about two gangs in Rio de Janeiro. It depicts what the living situations are like for people living in the slums in Brazil.

Year: 2003

Director: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Leandro Firmino, Alice Braga, Seu Jorge and Alexandre Rodrigues.


As it is a Brazilian film you will have to watch it with subtitles and I get why that would put people off but it’s worth it because the film shows you what it’s like for them and how they live. It really opens your eyes into another culture. For me, it was something new to learn about and it was a thrilling experience.

It’s a cruel film and it’s full of violence. It’s quite shocking but it’s realistic which is what is so special about it. The performances from the cast are amazing and they bring out the truth in all the crime. It’s quite powerful. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen before and it’s an unpredictable film. Definitely worth a viewing.

Rating: 7/10


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