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City of God Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

[[Performer~P292499~Fernando Meirelles~fernandomeirelles]]' 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, Bené ([[Performer~P319913~Phelipe Haagensen~phelipehaagensen]]), become crime lords over the course of a decade. When Bené is killed before he can retire, Lil' Zé attempts to take out his arch enemy, Sandro Cenoura ([[Performer~P223440~Matheus Nachtergaele~matheusnachtergaele]]). But Sandro and a young gangster named Mane form an alliance and begin a gang war with Lil' Zé. 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. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:January 17, 2003

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences César Charlone Best Cinematography 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Braulio Mantovani Best Adapted Screenplay 2003 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Daniel Rezende Best Editing 2003 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Daniel Rezende Best Editing 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Fernando Meirelles Best Director 2003 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Fernando Meirelles Best Foreign Film 2003 Nominee

Cast

Alexandre Rodrigues
as Buscapé (Rocket)
Matheus Nachtergaele
as Sandro Cenoura (Carrot)
Phelipe Haagensen
as Bené (Benny)
Seu Jorge
as Mane Galinha (Knockout Ned)
Jonathan Haagensen
as Cabeleira (Shaggy)
Daniel Zettel
as Thiago
Alice Braga
as Angélica
Douglas Silva
as Dadinho (Lil' Dice)
Michel de Souza Gomes
as Bené Criança (Young Benny)
Darlan Cunha
as Filé-com-Fritas

Crew

Fernando Meirelles
Director
Mauricio Andrade Ramos
Producer
Andrea Barata Ribeiro
Producer
Braulio Mantovani
Screenwriter
Paulo Lins
Book Author
César Charlone
Cinematographer
Ed Cortes
Composer (Music Score)
Daniel Rezende
Editor
Walter Salles, Jr.
Co-producer
Vincent Maraval
Co-producer
Hank Levine
Co-producer
Marc Beauchamps
Co-producer
Daniel Filho
Co-producer
Elisa Tolomelli
Executive Producer
Juliette Renaud
Executive Producer
Bia Salgado
Costume Designer
Ines Salgado
Costume Designer
Lamartine Ferreira
First Assistant Director
Renato Batata
Visual Effects
Kátia Lund
Co-Director
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