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Youth gangs took over the slums of Rio de Janiero during the 1960s and didn't relinquish their stronghold until the mid-1980s. Only a sucker wouldn't have turned to crime and this is exactly how naive teen Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) views himself. His attempts in illegal activity fail as he finds potential victims too friendly. Equally unsuccessful in love, he regularly fails to lose his virginity. Blood spills throughout the streets of the Ciudad de Deus as gang leader Li'l Ze (Douglas Silva) is challenged by local druglords and a gang of pre-teens known as the Runts. Rocket shoots all of this action with his weapon of choice, a camera.
Director Fernando Meirelles combines visual flashiness with dark history in telling the story of three decades of unrest in underground Rio de Janiero. Technically flawless, the Brazilian film uses a rapid-cutting style to flash back and forth in time. Cinematographer Cesar Charlone shoots with an overexposed glow in a film that may seem numb to violence, but reveres photography. Director Meirelles was assisted by Kaita Lund, a filmmaker who had previously shot in the Rio ghettos.
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Over The Knee#1
One of the best films ever made, a South American gangster classic, and Number 7 in Empire's 100 Best Films Of World Cinema... have some Brazilian heat! 8)
DuffRulez 1 Like #2
I love Brazilian's
robswids 2 Likes #3
DuffRulez
I love Brazilian's

Brazilian's what?
burhaan7777#4
brill film
bigmike2028#5
if you like this try the elite squad
quagmire#6
Tempted
Adidas Addict#7
bigmike2028
if you like this try the elite squad

Very poor in comparison though, worth a watch.
Adidas Addict#8
Over The Knee
One of the best films ever made, a South American gangster classic, and Number 7 in Empire's 100 Best Films Of World Cinema... have some Brazilian heat! 8)

Sorry to go off topic, but that chart is a disgrace.
Over The Knee#9
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Over The Knee
One of the best films ever made, a South American gangster classic, and Number 7 in Empire's 100 Best Films Of World Cinema... have some Brazilian heat! 8)

Sorry to go off topic, but that chart is a disgrace.
Yes, I strongly disagree with both the titles and the positions of many entries in that list (e.g. Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources should both be very much higher), but I agree that City of God should be pretty high up the list - and it is.
melonhed#10
Also part of their 3 for £20 or 5 for £30 deal!
Jimmyray#11
Amazing film! Already have it on dvd, but tempted.....
FatherTed 1 Like #12
bigmike2028
if you like this try the elite squad

If you like this try Beverly Hills Cop 2
ei8hty5ive#13
I watch this movie with no prior knowledge and it blew me away! Great film. Great direction, cast, storyline and acting. Recommend!
JohnathanS#14
Great price and I've just picked one up :) thanks

A little off topic, while out I also purchased a micro disc-less pc which I plan to connect to the tv as a media server loading all my movies on to

Is there any way I can rip this blu ray movie (just movie with no menus etc) so that I can save to the pc?? (hopefully free but don't mind paying if the siftwares good and reliable and from a trusted source)
Before u say, i have over 500 DVDs/blu rays which are in my display cab, I just want a digital copy so that kids can go straight on without damaging them... All due to them snapping my rocky 6 disc in had :(

Thanks
somebodypinchme#15
It's a great film. But it's also a terrible looking Blu-ray, buy the DVD instead.

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