City Of God (Cidade De Deus) [DVD]

Product Description

City Of God (Cidade De Deus)

Like cinematic dynamite, City of God lights a fuse under its squalid Brazilian ghetto, and we're a captive audience to its violent explosion. The titular favela is home to a seething army of impoverished children who grow, over the film's ambitious 20-year time frame, into cut-throat killers, drug lords and feral survivors. In the vortex of this maelstrom is L'il Z (Leandro Firmino da Hora--like most of the cast, a non-professional actor), self-appointed king of the dealers, determined to eliminate all competition at the expense of his corrupted soul. With enough visual vitality and provocative substance to spark heated debate (and box-office gold) in Brazil, codirectors Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund tackle their subject head on, creating a portrait of youthful anarchy so appalling--and so authentically immediate--that City of God prompted reforms in socioeconomic policy. It's a bracing feat of stylistic audacity, borrowing from a dozen other films to form its own unique identity. You'll flinch, but you can't look away. --Jeff Shannon

Special Features

  • 'News From A Private War' featurette
  • Interactive menu
  • Scene access DVD

Technical Information:

  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Anamorphic
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English, English for the hearing impaired
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes approx. *
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
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£9.99

Product Description

City Of God (Cidade De Deus)

Like cinematic dynamite, City of God lights a fuse under its squalid Brazilian ghetto, and we're a captive audience to its violent explosion. The titular favela is home to a seething army of impoverished children who grow, over the film's ambitious 20-year time frame, into cut-throat killers, drug lords and feral survivors. In the vortex of this maelstrom is L'il Z (Leandro Firmino da Hora--like most of the cast, a non-professional actor), self-appointed king of the dealers, determined to eliminate all competition at the expense of his corrupted soul. With enough visual vitality and provocative substance to spark heated debate (and box-office gold) in Brazil, codirectors Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund tackle their subject head on, creating a portrait of youthful anarchy so appalling--and so authentically immediate--that City of God prompted reforms in socioeconomic policy. It's a bracing feat of stylistic audacity, borrowing from a dozen other films to form its own unique identity. You'll flinch, but you can't look away. --Jeff Shannon

Special Features

  • 'News From A Private War' featurette
  • Interactive menu
  • Scene access DVD

Technical Information:

  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Anamorphic
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English, English for the hearing impaired
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes approx. *
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
CONTINUE READING
Additional Information
Language Portuguese
Level Intermediate
Media Type DVD
Key Benefits
Film Genre Drama
Classification 15
Subtitles English, English for the hearing impaired
Run Time (Mins) 135 minutes
Region Region 2 
Number of disks 1
DVD Format PAL
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