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  • City of God

    If you haven't seen this brazilian movie, do so.


    I found the fractured narrative to be effective at building the story. The acting was excellent and I felt that I could have followed the movie without the benifits of subtitles.


    and excellent movie about poverty, violence, and drugs.


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    it blew me away.

    but theres no way i can watch it again, its just brutal.

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    • #3
      Re: City of God

      Yeah, incredibly raw in its depiction of emotion and the lack of it in some of the characters.
      whistlelock
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      Last edited by whistlelock; 04-02-2006, 10:54 AM.

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      • #4
        Re: City of God

        Brilliant piece of filmmaking. Heads and shoulders above the director's follow-up, THE CONSTANT GARDENER....

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        • #5
          Re: City of God

          Didn't see ...Gardener but City of God was pretty damn good.

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          • #6
            Re: City of God

            Agree absolutely. It's very powerful, it puts you in what seems like a whole different world. Gritty, naked violence of poverty and despair, very great. What everyone's saying: see it.
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            "As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -
            that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves."
            -Mahatma Gandhi.

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            • #7
              Re: City of God

              I saw it as part of a double feature with "Kill Bill". Perfect contrast of how the same level of extreme violence can be absolutely essential and meaningful or absolutely gratituitous and pointless.

              I agree, City of God is one of my all-time favorite movies.

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              • #8
                Re: City of God

                I have to see it now.

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                • #9
                  Re: City of God

                  City of God was great... i don't see what was OScar worthy about 'The Constant Gradner' though. It must be the controversial = oscar mentality.

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                  • #10
                    Re: City of God

                    This is in my top ten films of all time. Brilliant film. Fernando Meirelles is a genius.

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                    • #11
                      Re: City of God

                      Not bad for a former TV commerical director, huh?
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                      • #12
                        Re: City of God

                        Originally posted by Hairy Lime
                        Not bad for a former TV commerical director, huh?
                        but what happened to him and the rest of the cast?

                        i thought they were great.

                        and loved the girl.

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                        • #13
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                          There's now a tv series spin off of the movie.
                          "I dub thee: Sir Non Sequitur." - sc111

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Qazworld
                            but what happened to him and the rest of the cast?

                            i thought they were great.

                            and loved the girl.
                            Well, he made The Constant Gardener and is working on a script about the perils of globalization.

                            As to the actors, dunno. Probably stars in Brazil now.
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                            http://www.myspace.com/confoundedfilms

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