City Of God ( Cidade de Deus ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2.4 Import Review
City Of God ( Cidade de Deus ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2.4 Import Feature
Australia released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: Portuguese ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Documentary, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Fernando Meirelles' City of God is a sweeping tale of how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. Though the narrative skips around in time, the main focus is on Cabeleira who formed a gang called the Tender Trio. He and his best friend, Bene (Phelipe Haagensen), become crime lords over the course of a decade. When Bene is killed before he can retire, Little Ze attempts to take out his arch enemy, Sando Cenoura (Matheus Nachtergaele). But Sando and a young gangster named Manu form an alliance and begin a gang war with Little Ze. Amateur photographer Buscape (Alexandre Rodrigues) takes pictures of the brutal crime war, making their story famous. City of God was screened at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, British Independent Film Awards, Camerimage Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Cartagena Film Festival, European Film Awards, Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards, Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival,