"Uma Onda no Ar" is a good movie that unfortunately happened to be released around the same time "Cidade de Deus" (City of God) was released.
Although similarly themed, this Helvecio Ratton flick differs a lot from the Fernando Meirelles epic. From its raw story-telling style to its approach to the characters, "Uma Onda No Ar" focuses on the story being told: the will of four friends, each one with its own personal story, trying to build their own radio station. In this movie, the favela (slum) serves as a backdrop for the story, whilst in "City of God" the favela is 'the main character' and the actors are 'the backdrops'.
Based on the true story of the "Favela Radio" station, "Uma Onda no Ar" is a must-see, especially for those who live in or have been to the city of Belo Horizonte, since it was totally shot there and has inumerous references to its people and its culture
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