City of Men (2002–2005)
"Cidade dos Homens" (original title)

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In this original variation on the Latin American telenovela (slow, emotional soap), life in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian big city jungle, is told in short, fast alternating scenes from the... See full summary »

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Pierre-Augustin Crenn ...
 Acerola (20 episodes, 2002-2005)
Darlan Cunha ...
 Laranjinha / ... (19 episodes, 2002-2005)
Douglas Silva ...
 Acerola / ... (19 episodes, 2002-2005)
Camila Monteiro ...
 Cristiane (10 episodes, 2003-2005)
Roberta Rodrigues ...
 Poderosa / ... (9 episodes, 2002-2005)
Phellipe Haagensen ...
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In this original variation on the Latin American telenovela (slow, emotional soap), life in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian big city jungle, is told in short, fast alternating scenes from the viewpoints of two sets of characters, all youngsters, but from both sides of unequal life: generally dark-skinned street-kids, which rarely come to anything better then begging and street crime, and generally white boys from the middle and upper classes, like João Victor, who have a shot at a better future thanks to an actual education. Yet each group simultaneously hates, fears and envies the other at some level when their worlds physically touch but socially remain unbridgeable... Written by KGF Vissers

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Great piece of Art !
21 May 2004 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

If you have seen the «City of God» movie... and you really enjoy it... You just have to run and see this mini-series.

With the same actors, the same and other directors, and with the same landscape (Brazilian «Favelas»), Cidade dos Homens is a great mini-series, that show us how is the live, dead, living, love, fun, sadness on the Brazilian «Favelas».

Another interesting thing about this young actors, is that most of them, actually were young kids that used to live on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, because of this are now having a normal live, with other perspectives. I'm sure most of them will have a great future on the movies or cinema works.

Great Job... I'm only sad because it ended... ;-)


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