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: The eyes of an artist. By accident, he becomes a professional photographer, gaining his freedom.
|Tagline:||If you run you’re dead… if you stay, you’re dead again. Period.|
|Cast:||Alexandre Rodrigues, Alice Braga, Babú Santana, Charles Paraventi, Daniel Zettel, Danielle Ornelas, Darlan Cunha, Douglas Silva, Gero Camilo, Graziella Moretto, Jefechander Suplino, Jonathan Haagensen, Leandro Firmino, Lúcio Andrey, Luis Otávio, Marcello Melo Jr., Mary Sheila, Matheus Nachtergaele, Micael Borges, Olivia Araújo, Paulo Lins, Phellipe Haagensen, Roberta Rodrigues, Seu Jorge, Thiago Martins, Tulé Peak|
|Director:||Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund|