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City of God

2002 - PORTUGUESE - MOVIE

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  • Jini Score
    98%
  • Critics Score
    91%
  • Rating
    8.6/10
  • Box Office
    $ 30 Million
  • Jini Score
    98%
  • Critics Score
    91%
  • Rating
    8.6/10
  • Box Office
    $ 30 Million
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Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. 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. Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes.. City of God is a 2003 Portuguese-language film starring Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino Da Hora, Jonathan Haagensen, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Daniel Zettel and Seu Jorge. The movie is based on City of God by Paulo Lins. O2 Filmes in association with VideoFilmes and Hank Levine Film. were the production houses involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Andrea Barata Ribeiro and Maur Cio Andrade Ramos. The movie is directed by Fernando Meirelles. Miramax Films acquired the distribution rights for the movie. City of God was released on 19th March 2003 and takes a screen time of 130-135 minutes. The Film was successful at box office. City of God was made on a budget of $3 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $30 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Br ulio Mantovani. Cinematography was done by C sar Charlone and editing by Daniel Rezende. The music was composed by Ant Nio Pinto along with Ed C Rtes.

City of God Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 4.2/5

84%

Positive Review Rating : 91%

91%
  • Common Sense Media

    Brazils nomination for Oscar consideration is a blood spattered, non stop ride as much into the life of a favela as it is into the lives of the youths who inhabit it. ( Read More )
  • Austin Chronicle

    But director Fernando Meirelles also imbues the story with shards of hope and transcendence and has the technical artistry to find the beauty that lies within the rawness of his images. ( Read More )
  • Rogerebert

    Breathtaking and terrifying, urgently involved with its characters, it announces a new director of great gifts and passions: Fernando Meirelles. ( Read More )
  • JoBlo

    If violence is something to which you have an aversion, I would definitely recommend that you not see this movie though.There is enough of it in here to make up for any movies that are without it t... ( Read More )
  • Ny Observer

    I was sorry when I learned that Michaels, the well known childrens hair cutting salon at Madison Avenue and 90th Street, went out of business recently.But not that sorry. ( Read More )
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City of God Cast & Crew

Awards for City of God
  • BAFTA Awards
    1 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • Academy Awards, USA
    0 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • European Film Awards
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Golden Globes, USA
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
    13 WON
    25 NOMINATIONS
  • Prêmio Guarani
    15 WON
    19 NOMINATIONS
  • Havana Film Festival
    11 WON
    11 NOMINATIONS
  • ABC Cinematography Award
    8 WON
    8 NOMINATIONS
  • Prêmio Qualidade, Brazil
    6 WON
    6 NOMINATIONS
  • Awards Circuit Community Awards
    1 WON
    6 NOMINATIONS
  • SESC Film Festival, Brazil
    4 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • Marrakech International Film Festival
    2 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
    0 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA
    4 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association
    1 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards
    1 WON
    3 NOMINATIONS
  • Danish Film Awards (Robert)
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • International Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers
    2 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Lima Latin American Film Festival
    2 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Cartagena Film Festival
    2 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • AFI Fest
    2 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival
    2 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Bodil Awards
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Turkish Film Critics Association (SIYAD) Awards
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Uruguay International Film Festival
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Directors Guild of Great Britain
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Toronto International Film Festival
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Cinemanila International Film Festival
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Tokyo International Film Festival
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Prism Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Village Voice Film Poll
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • British Independent Film Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • International Cinephile Society Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Utah Film Critics Association Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Black Reel Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Gold Derby Awards
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • World Soundtrack Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Satellite Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Online Film & Television Association
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • National Board of Review, USA
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Golden Trailer Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Camerimage
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS