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Darlan Cunha ...
 Laranjinha / ... (19 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Acerola / ... (19 episodes, 2002-2005)
Pierre-Augustin Crenn ...
 Acerola (19 episodes, 2002-2005)
Camila Monteiro ...
 Cristiane (10 episodes, 2003-2005)
Roberta Rodrigues ...
 Poderosa / ... (9 episodes, 2002-2005)
Phellipe Haagensen ...
 Espeto (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
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 Madrugadão (8 episodes, 2002-2005)
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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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This series is based on the short Brava Gente: Golden Gate (Palace II) (2000) in which Darlan Cunha played Acerola and Douglas Silva played Laranjinha. In this series, Cunha played Laranjinha and Silva played Acerola. See more »

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Maybe the best mini series I've ever seen
10 October 2004 | by (A Region Free World) – See all my reviews

When I saw the DVD set come out in the UK I had to pick it up. When it got here, I broke it open and popped it in the next day. I finished both seasons within 12 hours.

I don't really know what to say other than see this now. If you liked City of God, you will not only like this series, but you'll love it. It's amazing. It could be the best mini series I've ever seen.

I used to brag to people about a film called "Cidade Des Dues" before it was widely known. People now seem to have embraced the film and given it the respect it deserves. I will now spread the word of the amazing mini-series.

I can't emphasize enough how good this was. I paid 15 euro's shipped to my door, and I would have paid more than double after seeing it.


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