City of God

If you run you're dead... if you stay, you're dead again. Period.

City of God (2002)


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.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund.
Writers: Bráulio Mantovani, Paulo Lins.

Release Date: 2002-02-05
Status: Released
Run time: 130 min / 2:10
Budget: $3,300,000
Revenue: $30,641,770
Production Companies : O2 Filmes, VideoFilmes, Wild Bunch, Globo filmes, Lumiere, Hank Levine Film, Lereby Productions
Production Countries: Brazil, France



Alexandre Rodrigues
Leandro Firmino
Zé Pequeno
Phellipe Haagensen
Douglas Silva
Jonathan Haagensen
Matheus Nachtergaele
Sandro Cenoura
Seu Jorge
Mané Galinha
Jefechander Suplino
Alice Braga
Roberta Rodrigues
Luis Otávio
Buscapé Criança
Darlan Cunha
Thiago Martins
Gero Camilo
Paraíba - Shorty
Daniel Zettel
Thiago - Tiago
Charles Paraventi
Tio Sam - Uncle Sam
Danielle Ornelas
Vizinha do Paraíba - Shorty's Neighbor
Micael Borges
Caixa Baixa - Runts
Lúcio Andrey
Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Marcello Melo Jr.
Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Babú Santana
Mary Sheila
Mulher do Neguinho
Paulo Lins
Pastor da Igreja
Olivia Araújo
Recepcionista do Motel
Graziella Moretto
Marina Cintra
Tulé Peak
Newspaper Employee (uncredited)
Kikito Junqueira


Directing Fernando Meirelles Director
Writing Paulo Lins Author
Writing Bráulio Mantovani Screenplay
Production Andrea Barata Ribeiro Producer
Production Mauricio Andrade Ramos Producer
Production Elisa Tolomelli Executive Producer
Production Bel Berlinck Executive Producer
Production Marc Beauchamps Producer
Production Daniel Filho Producer
Production Hank Levine Producer
Production Vincent Maraval Producer
Production Donald Ranvaud Producer
Production Juliette Renaud Producer
Production Walter Salles Producer
Sound Ed Cortês Original Music Composer
Sound Antonio Pinto Original Music Composer
Camera César Charlone Director of Photography
Editing Daniel Rezende Editor
Art Tulé Peak Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Bia Salgado Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Inês Salgado Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Anna Van Steen Makeup Artist
Production René Bittencourt Production Manager
Production Claudine Franco Production Manager
Visual Effects Renato Batata Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Francisco Bispo Creature Design
Writing Paulo Lins Screenplay
Directing Kátia Lund Director
Editing Lisa Geffcken-Reinhard Dialogue Editor
Sound Martín Hernández Sound Designer
Sound Rudy Pi Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Unsun Song Sound Recordist
Sound Roland N. Thai Sound Effects Editor
Camera Fabricio Tadeu Steadicam Operator
Camera Pablo Hoffmann First Assistant Camera

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