Did You Know?
The difference between Mané Galinha and myself was choice. He chose revenge. I chose to get out.
His younger brother Vitório died at age 16, shot in a riot between rival gangs. During an interview, he made an analogy with what happened to his character in City of God, Mané Galinha, who sees his brother shot by a gang. He said that the difference between him and Galinha was their choice: while Galinha chose vendetta, he chose to runaway from that life.