City Of God: Cidade De Deus DVD £2.99 delivered @ HMV
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City Of God: Cidade De Deus DVD £2.99 delivered @ HMV

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Found 12th May 2010Made hot 12th May 2010
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

17 Comments

brilliant movie. The not-as-good follow up - "City of Men" is also cheapest at HMV for £3.99

been wanting to get this, never seen it! thanks,

A very different type of gangster movie.

Don't let the subtitles put you off, this is a superb film.

very good film.

Great film - watch this, then get hold of 'Tropa Elite' or Elite Troop for the view from the other side, and then, for dessert, watch 'Bus 174'. That will really have you gaping.

Nice find

i may just do that, once ive seen this!

Amazing movie

Superb movie, up there with the all-time greats!

Great film!
Reminds me of that time when I was in the DVD section of our library and some girl was bragging about the amount of dvds she owns "My DVD collection is way bigger than this!"
Then a friend of hers looked at City of God and she goes: "OMG, that film is soooo sh*t"
I lol'd.

Big DVD collection ≠ Good taste.

Awesome film - one of my favourites of all time.

as stated above, this film is awesome! good deal

I have not seen it yet but it is on film 4 on Friday at 22:50 so I will be watching that. Still a hot deal though if you want to own the film but personally I am waiting for the Blu Ray!

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It gets great reviews and is number 17 in IMDB's top 250 films of all time

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cheers ewell setup the sky+ for that. rep left

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I have not seen it yet but it is on film 4 on Friday at 22:50 so I will … I have not seen it yet but it is on film 4 on Friday at 22:50 so I will be watching that. Still a hot deal though if you want to own the film but personally I am waiting for the Blu Ray!]http://www.film4.com/ontv/2010/05/14It gets great reviews and is number 17 in IMDB's top 250 films of all time]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/]http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/m/city_of_god/



Yea thx for the heads up man, I ill set my box to record. A fantastic film, something differerent and well craft script.

The greatest film ever made by some considerable distance.

Life changing movie that will alter your perspective, values and attitudes and make you a better person.

Hehe, i think that's overdoing it a bit personally! I'd be worrying if a movie could change my life ;-)

Truely Brilliant film ! ... imo It's the best gangster film around :thumbsup:
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