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City of God ,DVD - £2.99 @ HMV

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6y, 9m agoFound 6 years, 9 months ago
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.


Special Features
News From A Private War- Feature
Widescreen 1.85:1
Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages- Portuguese
Subtitles- English, English Hearing Imapired
Region 2/PAL/Colour
Running Time 124 Minutes
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#1
Cracking film, horrible scene with the kids though!
#2
Lol, finally the snap it up price and my new girlfriend already has it. Hot price but will pass for now.
#3
awesome film!
#4
amazing film. heat.
#5
there aren't many films I watch twice, but this is one of them.

11/10
#6
Definitely film is worth having in DVD collection.
:w00t:
1 Like #7
If you liked this movie then make sure you watch Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad) it's the same theme from the Police's perspective, awesome movie.
#8
Great film!!! Yep, Elite Squad is definitely worth watching if you like this.
#9
Awesome movie at great price would love to see this on blu ray.

Also see Central Station - brilliant Brazillian flick
#10
Second part City of Men very cheap in Morrison and even better film- http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/609124/dvd-sale-in-morrison-city-of-men-2-
#11
Without doubt this is the greatest film ever made by some distance.

An attitude and perception of the value of life changing experience.
#12
Sliwka
Second part City of Men very cheap in Morrison and even better film- http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/609124/dvd-sale-in-morrison-city-of-men-2-


City of Men is good, but it is a sanitised sequel consisting of a mini series shown at prime time on TV in Brazil.
#13
brilliant movie, have watched it at least 3 times on several occasions.
#14
great film
#15
I preferred Harry Brown;-)
#16
Anyone know if this is instore as well?

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